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E-Invoicing in Netherlands

E-Invoicing in Netherlands

Achieving Compliance in Netherlands: An overview with mySupply

The Netherlands has chosen to implement the Peppol framework for document exchange, and today, all Dutch government organizations are connected to Peppol, either directly or indirectly. Compared to other European countries, the Netherlands has been a frontrunner in adopting e-invoicing and introducing relevant legislation. As early as 2011, around 40% of Dutch businesses were using e-invoicing following the launch of the B2G e-invoicing project in 2009.

The Dutch government has been proactive in improving tax processes and ensuring administrative time and cost savings, estimated at around 10 million euros annually. This led to the implementation of Directive 2014/55/EU in Dutch legislation on July 1, 2016, as part of the national procurement law. Starting from January 1, 2017, it became mandatory for suppliers to the Dutch central administration to send structured electronic invoices.


Like other EU countries, the Netherlands has implemented legal changes in recent years to comply with EU Directive 2014/55/EU and ensure the use of e-invoices for all B2G procurements, which became mandatory in 2017. Regarding B2B transactions, the exchange of electronic invoices has not yet been made mandatory.

What Can Be Exchanged?

  • SI-UBL 2.0
  • PEPPOL BIS 3.0

How Are Electronic Business Documents Exchanged?

  • Through Peppol.
  • Via an online portal: This portal can be provided by either the government or a service provider.
  • Via Digipoort: Direct connection to Digipoort may be a suitable option for companies with extensive internal IT resources and a high volume of invoices exchanged with Dutch public organizations. This connection is also linked to Peppol.

Tax Reporting / Tax Clearance

There is no specific information available about this, but the Netherlands is another member state that complies with the ViDA initiative.

Archiving Requirement

A 7-year archiving requirement for electronic invoices and credit notes.

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