Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Denmark

In Denmark the electronic invoice is only mandatory in the public sector since 2005, for both public administrations and their suppliers. It is expected to include the electronic order in the mandatory flow as of January 2023. 




Tax Authority

Tax Authority




Since 2005 it has been mandatory for the Danish government authorities and their suppliers to be able to issue and receive electronic invoices in the national format through the NemHandel national network. 




Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Not mandatory.



10 years.

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Common questions

NemHandel is the Danish government’s infrastructure to receive electronic invoices.

Yes, since 2020 all public administrations must be able to receive invoices in the national OIOUBL format and the European PEPPOL BIS 3.0 format.

Implementation of e-Invoicing around the world

The technical and legal requirements for e-Invoicing are different in each country. If you want to know the details and tax obligations of any particular country, just click on the map or choose a country from the dropdown list.

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