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E-invoicing in Sweden

E-invoicing has become a standard practice in Sweden. It has even become mandatory when working with the government.

Find out how to send your first e-invoice to Sweden in a few minutes.

Stockholm Sweden

E-invoicing requirements in Sweden

Legal obligations

Swedish businesses are required to use e-invoices when dealing with the government.  This is specfically the case for submitting, receiving and processing invoices electronically.

E-invoices between Swedish companies are not yet an obligation but they is being stimulated.

Options for sending e-invoices to Sweden

There is no official public portal in Sweden to submit or receive e-invoices. The prefered network in Sweden is Peppol: an open, international network for e-invoicing.

After registering on an official Peppol Access Point, such as Billit, you can immediately send your first e-invoices. 

Apart from being a Peppol Access Point, Billit also lets you safely create, send and receive your Swedish e-invoices in one central platform. It takes just a few minutes to create an account.

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How to send e-invoices to Sweden

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.
  • When you are a company based in Sweden you need to fill in both your Swedish VAT number - if you are liable to VAT - and ORGNR.
  • 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 'Sweden'
  • Click on the + button next to 'VAT number' and select 'ORGNR'. Fill in the 10-digit number for your customer. You can look up company information for your customers based on their number or name in the Bolagsverket database.
  • You can also fill in your customer's VAT number but ORGNR is required as 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 Sweden

There are many kinds of identifiers you will need to send invoices via Peppol. Find out the difference between each option below.

Type Description Example
Enterprise number (ORGNR) This 10 digit number is used as an enterprise number in Sweden. It serves as a unique ID and allows other entrepreneurs to safely look up information about companies they do business with. 1234567890
VAT This is the same 10-digit number als the ORGNR, preceded by 'SE'. If a company is liable to VAT the code '01' will be added after the 10 digits. SE123456789001
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
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