What eInvoicing is
eInvoicing is a government initiative designed to make exchanging invoices and doing business more efficient.
eInvoicing uses the Peppol network
eInvoices are sent between accounting systems via Peppol’s secure global public network rather than email.
Government committed to eInvoicing
The New Zealand government leads the way on eInvoicing and pays eInvoices of up to $1 million within 10 days.
Bills automatically prepopulated
eInvoicing does away with manual entry of bills, reduces errors and delays in getting paid, and lowers costs.
Free registration for eInvoicing
Register with the Peppol network from within Xero using your NZBN to start receiving eInvoices.
Government eInvoicing targets
The initial target is for all central government agencies to be able to receive eInvoices by 31 March 2022.Learn about the New Zealand government’s commitment to eInvoicing
More about eInvoicing
MBIE in New Zealand, ATO in Australia, and IMDA in Singapore have chosen Peppol as the network for eInvoicing. They’re at various stages of adopting eInvoicing as take up accelerates and is accepted as best practice around the world.Search for registered businesses in the Peppol directory
According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), it costs businesses around $26 to process a paper invoice, $23 for an emailed PDF invoice, and under $10 to process an eInvoice due to the time saved by reducing manual handling.Learn what the government says about the benefits of eInvoicing
eInvoicing is included in Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans; you don’t need to purchase any additional add-on or external service to use it. Registration is easy and can be completed in a few clicks.Learn how eInvoicing works in Xero
Set up for eInvoicing with Xero
Get started in a few simple steps if you’re on a Xero Starter, Standard or Premium plan.
Register to receive eInvoices
Register with the Peppol network from within Xero using your NZBN (New Zealand Business Number).
Get ready to send eInvoices
Enter your NZBN in Xero. Add your customer’s NZBN and check they’re registered with the Peppol network.
Explore more about eInvoicing
Advice from government
The government encourages businesses to take the next step and share the benefits of eInvoicing.
Preparing suppliers for eInvoicing
Use this communications toolkit to encourage your Xero suppliers to begin sending you eInvoices.