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E-Invoicing in Germany

  • Private companies in Germany can currently use various agreed formats for domestic invoices, such as paper, PDF, ZUGFeRD-PDF with embedded XML, and fully structured EDIFACT and XML.
  • The authenticity of the invoices must be provable through a complete audit trail. From January 1st, 2025 to January 1st, 2028, electronic B2B invoicing will become mandatory for all invoices between German business entities.
  • The mandate requires invoices to be sent and accepted electronically following the European Norm (EN) 16931 in UBL & CII XML syntaxes, with the option for other formats if agreed upon.
  • All invoices must be archived for 10 years.

Source The Invoicing Hub

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