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E-invoicing in Denmark

Denmark has been one of the pioneers of e-invoicing. Companies who do business with the Danish government, are required to use e-invoicing since 2005. Even for accounting systems, requirements are changing rapidly.

Discover how to send e-invoices to Denmark and get started in a few easy steps.

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E-invoicing requirements in Denmark

Legal obligations

Submitting, receiving and processing invoices electronically has been mandatory for Danish public bodies (central, regional & local authorities) since 2005.

Electronic invoicing between companies is not yet an obligation but it is being stimulated.

As of 1 February 2023, digital accounting systems also need to meet e-invoicing specifications. These include being able to automatically send an receive e-invoices.

Options for sending e-invoices to Denmark

There are several ways to send an e-invoice to the Danish government or to a private company. Choose your option below.

How to send e-invoices to Denmark

If you want to send invoices via Peppol you only have to register on an official Peppol Access Point.

Follow the steps below to register on the Billit Access Point and send your first invoice.

Step 1

Create a Billit account

  • Create your free trial account using the button below.
  • Enter your company information in the 'My company' tab.
  • Through the menu item 'My Profile' you can further complete your company details.
Billit - Create Account
Step 2

Create a customer

  • Click on 'Customers' in the menu on the left and click the '+add' button
  • Fill in your customer's details
  • In the section 'invoicing address' set the country to 'Denmark'
  • Click on the + button next to 'VAT number' and select 'CVR'. Fill in the 8-digit number for your customer. If you don't know what that is, you can look it up in the Virk database.
  • You can also fill in your customer's VAT number but CVR will be the default identifier. VAT numbers can be found via VIES.
Billit - Dashboard
Step 3

Create & send invoice

  • Go to the income tab to create your first invoice and click the '+Add' button
  • In the customer field, select the customer you've just created
  • Fill in the rest of your invoice and click 'create invoice' to finalize
  • Click the 'Send' button to see all sending options
  • Billit will automatically recognize if your customer is connected to Peppol. Click the green 'Send via Peppol' button to send your invoice
Billit - Create Invoice

Why use Peppol?

Peppol is a secure and closed network with many advantages:


Safely exchange sensitive financial data

The identity of everyone affiliated with the network is verified, so you can be sure that your recipient's invoices are genuine, and avoid invoice fraud.


Automate your invoicing process

The invoices you send through the network are completely digital, so you can process them automatically in your invoicing software.


Avoid retyping data

E-invoices in the UBL standard are automatically read correctly. This prevents human error during processing.


Gain more financial insight

Linking to your bank account means that outgoing and incoming invoices are automatically matched and you get a better overview of your company's financial situation.


Send invoices quickly

Peppol is fast: your recipient will receive your invoice within 10 minutes of sending it. Combined with automatic processing, this will save a lot of time.

What is Peppol?

Peppol is an open network for securely sending and receiving business documents such as invoices. It is designed to simplify the purchase-to-pay process between governments and suppliers. Peppol was developed by the European commission but is on its way to become a global standard.

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Which identifiers are being used in Denmark

There are many kinds of identifiers for sending invoices via Peppol. Find out the difference between each option below.

Type Description Example
Det Centrale Virksomhedsregister (CVR) This 8 digit number is used as an enterprise number in Denmark. It serves as a unique ID and allows other entrepreneurs to safely look up information about companies they do business with. 12345678
VAT This is the same 8-digit number als the CVR, preceded by 'DK'. DK12345678
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