Tuesday 27th June, 2023
The German Ministry of Finance has released a document proposing the implementation of an electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) mandate for business-to-business (B2B) transactions, set to take effect in 2025.
The proposal is based on the European Commission's Value Added Tax in the Digital Age (ViDA) framework.
Under the proposal, e-invoices would become the default and mandatory invoicing system for domestic B2B transactions, replacing paper invoices. The Ministry of Finance intends to modify tax and commercial laws to align with the ViDA proposal and the EU Directive on e-invoicing in public procurement. According to a blog piece from Basware.
The Ministry of Finance plans to recommend a 1st January, 2025 effective date for the mandate, but before doing so, they are seeking feedback from businesses, software providers, and other stakeholders.