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Over the past few months, there has been a lot of activity in the e-invoicing space. Most importantly, included in the announcement of the Australian Government's Digital Business Plan, is a commitment to mandate e-invoicing by 1 July 2022 for all Commonwealth Government agencies. This announcement also included information about consulting on options for the mandatory adoption of e-invoicing by businesses. 

This is a welcome announcement from the e-invoicing community and ABSIA looks forward to working with the Government and our members to support these initiatives. We also understand that New Zealand may have a similar mandate pending the outcome of their upcoming election. 

Peppol

The new Peppol Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIAs) are currently going through a second review process which is expected to finish by the end of November.

The work of the Peppol International Invoice (PINT) Working Group to introduce this invoice format and consequential changes to SMPs is starting to come to a close. While no decisions have currently been made around mandated dates, we are expecting these to be at least 12 months into the future. 

Invoice Content and Status Working Group

ABSIA has been involved in facilitating and co-hosting the Invoice Content and Status Group along with the ATO and MBIE. These have been very productive sessions and the first documents from this group are expected to be published by the end of the month. 

Monthly E-invoicing Meetings

We are continuing to run our monthly ABSIA e-invoicing meetings. These meetings are a space for those interested in e-invoicing and those currently participating to have discussions on current issues and topics. 

If you are interested in joining this group, please reach out.