Reduce errors and delays with eInvoicing

Exchange eInvoices between the accounting software of businesses and government agencies for efficient, secure invoicing.

Instant invoicing.

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What eInvoicing is

eInvoicing is a government initiative designed to make exchanging invoices and doing business more efficient.

A small business owner checks their Xero account and uses their laptop to send an eInvoice.

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.

eInvoicing for Xero businesses

Xero customers can send and receive eInvoices from New Zealand businesses that are registered for eInvoicing.

Learn more about eInvoicing in Xero
The Bills screen in Xero shows a list of bills, including eInvoices received as draft bills ready to be approved and paid.

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
Xero has eInvoicing built in, so you’re ready to send eInvoices to central government.

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).

See how to register to receive eInvoices in Xero

Get ready to send eInvoices

Enter your NZBN in Xero. Add your customer’s NZBN and check they’re registered with the Peppol network.

See how to send an eInvoice

Watch for draft bills in Xero

Check regularly for eInvoices that have arrived in Xero as bills to pay. Then just approve and pay the bills.

See what to do when you receive an eInvoice

Try Xero free for 30 days

Access most Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business. Note: eInvoicing isn’t included in the trial.

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Advice from government

The government encourages businesses to take the next step and share the benefits of eInvoicing.

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Preparing suppliers for eInvoicing

Use this communications toolkit to encourage your Xero suppliers to begin sending you eInvoices.

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Top eInvoicing questions answered

Find answers to the top questions that advisors ask about eInvoicing in this Xero blog.

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