E-Invoicing in Netherlands

Mandatory Electronic Invoicing in Netherlands

Learn how to get your company ready to exchange documents in accordance with regulations in Netherlands with the support of Comarch

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Electronic Invoicing in Netherlands

Netherlands is on the Road to E-invoicing

Rules for e-invoicing have been developed and implemented in the Netherlands as a substandard of the European standard, which means these guidelines are based on European standards, but adapted to the Dutch law. That is why this Dutch substandard is called NLCIUS (the European standard is CIUS). NLCIUS e-invoices are supported by the Standardization Platform (STPE).

Who is obliged to use e‑Invoicing in Netherlands

In the Netherlands, e-invoicing to public entities (B2G) has become partially mandatory since 2017, while the mandatory exchange of electronic invoices does not apply to business to business relationships. The obligation to receive and process electronic invoices applies only to local government units and other contracting authorities, while the receipt and processing of e-invoices is mandatory for the central administration. 

E-invoicing process description

E-invoices can be sent to the public sector using the PEPPOL model. For central government bodies there is a platform called DIGIPOORT for reception of e-invoices which is also connected to the PEPPOL network. This solution is used more often by suppliers with large amount of invoices. For smaller vendors has been prepared web portal named Logius to manually enter and send thier invoices.

What is the required format of an e-invoice

Accepted format is Peppol BIS 3.0.

The government platform in the Netherlands is Digipoort (recommended for high-tech companies that send large amounts of invoices).

Archiving requirements for e‑Invoicing in Netherlands

Required storage period is 7 years from invoice date. Archiving abroad is allowed under certain conditions.

How integrity and authenticity may be ensured?

Ensuring integrity and authenticity is required. One example that ensures this is Qualified Electronic Signature.

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Why is Comarch the best choice?

We have 20+ years of experience in carrying out various EDI, e-invoicing, and other document exchange projects around the world. In those years, we have successfully connected more than 130,000 entities from over 60 countries.

  • 1. Legal compliance

    Full compliance with the latest data exchange regulations and modern data transfer standards

  • 2. Digitization

    Applying new technologies and IT solutions in order to streamline workflows and automate activities and procedures

  • 3. Individual approach

    Tailor-made solutions based on processes specific to each company – own road map and a suitable pace of changes

  • 4.Security

    Highest level of security for all sensitive and important company data

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