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E-invoicing in Luxembourg

If you need to send invoices to the government or a public entity in Luxembourg you are required to use e-invoicing.

Discover below how you can start sending electronic invoices and get started in a few easy steps.

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E-invoicing requirements in Luxemburg

Legal obligations

All public and contracting authorities in Luxembourg must be able to receive e-invoicing. Since 18 March 2023, suppliers are also required to send structured e-invoices (Peppol BIS v3 Billing).

There is no obligation yet for business-to-business. It is, however, encouraged to switch to e-invoicing.

Options for sending e-invoices to Luxembourg

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

How to send e-invoices to Luxembourg

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.

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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 'Luxembourg'
  • Add your customer's VAT number at the top. You can look up any VAT number via Vies-on-the-web.
  • If you are using an RPM number, click the '+' button next to 'VAT' to add the RPM field.
  • You can find a downloadable list of VAT and RPM numbers for all public entities.
  • You can also work with other identifiers such as GLN or D-U-N-S if your customer has registered this identifier to receive invoices. Find a GLN number via GEPIR or D-U-N-S number for any company in this database.
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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
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Why use Peppol?

Peppol is a secure and closed network with many advantages:

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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.

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Automate your invoicing process

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

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Avoid retyping data

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

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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.

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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 Luxembourg?

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

Type Description Example
RPM number Stands for Numéro d’identité du répertoire des personnes morales. It consists of 11 digits and is a type of legal enterprise number. 12345678910
VAT (indentification) number or VAT-id number A unique identification number for entrepreneurs liable to VAT. It should be included on each invoice to customers. A VAT number in Luxembourg starts with LU, followed by 8 digits. lu10061242
GLN Stands for Global Location Number. It is used by companies to identify their locations, such as legal entities, functions and physical or digital locations. You can request a GLN number with GS1. 5488888010598
DUNS D-U-N-S stands for Data Universal Numbering System and is a 9-digit code to identify a company or business entity. It is a unique number worldwide. 123456789
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