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E-invoicing in New Zealand

E-invoices are widely stimulated for B2B and B2G in New Zealand.

Even though there is no obligation yet, switching to electronic invoices has many benefits.

Discover below what the options are for sending e-invoices and get started in a few easy steps.

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E-invoicing requirements in New Zealand

Legal obligations

At the moment, there is no obligation to use e-invoicing for B2B or B2G in New Zealand. It is likely this will change in the future.

Apart from a legal obligation, using electronic invoices has many benefits such as saving time and money and avoiding invoice fraud.

Discover how you can send your first e-invoice today.

Options for sending e-invoices to New Zealand

The New Zealand government does not have a public portal for submitting or receving e-invoices.The prefered network for e-invoicing in New Zealand is the general, global Peppol Network.

In order to start sending e-invoices you need to register on a Peppol Access Point, such as Billit.

With a tool like Bililt, you can safely create, send and receive your New Zealand e-invoices within the same platform. Registering on the Peppol network and sending your first e-invoice only takes a few minutes.

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How to send e-invoices to New Zealand

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 'New Zealand'
  • Fill in the New Zealand Business Number for your customer. You can look up NZBN numbers for B2B and B2G in the government database.
  • When you fill in the name or the first digits of an enterprise number, Billit will autocomplete the data with information from the NZBN database
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 New Zealand

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

Type Description Example
New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) A 13-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. 9429000106078
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