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E-invoicing in Greece

If you do business with the Greek government, you will need to comply with the regulations in Greece regarding e-invoicing.

Even for exchanging e-invoices between businesses you might want to consider switching to electronic solutions as these have many benefits.

Find out the latest updates on e-invoicing in Greece and get started with your first e-invoices in just minutes.


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E-invoicing requirements in Greece

Legal obligations

In B2G, receiving and processing e-invoices is mandatory for Greek national, regional and local contracting authorities.

Companies in Greece are not required to implement e-invoicing as well, but it is highly recommended.

Options for sending e-invoices to Greece

There is one option for sending B2G and B2B e-invoices in Greece. Find out more below.

How to send e-invoices to Greece

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 'Greece'
  • Fill in the VAT number for your customer. It consists of 'EL' + 9 digits. You can look up a Greek VAT or GEMI number via the GEMI public records.
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
  • You will also need to fill in your MARK number for Greek suppliers. You can do this with a custom field. See FAQ section below on how to add a custom field.
  • 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 Greece?

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

Type Description Example
VAT number A 9-digit enterprise number for companies. It works as a unique ID and allows other entrepreneurs to safely look up information about companies they do business with. You are required to mention this ID on your invoices. EL800857624
GEMI number The GEMI number is linked to the General Commercial Register in Greece. GEMI is a centralized registry and an official source of information about any company registered in Greece. The GEMI number consists of 12 digits. 143154701000
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