E-invoicing operators have started validating e-invoices that are compliant with the European Standard.
From April 2021 onwards, the State accepts only e-invoices that are compliant with the European Standard. The objective of the change is to direct invoicing by companies and public administration into electronic form.
If the invoice does not meet the validation rules, it is not delivered to the recipient and the e-invoice broker rejects the invoice and the sender receives an error message. If an error has occurred, the sender must correct the deficiencies in the invoice and send the invoice again.
If, for a justified reason, a company or a trader is unable to send an invoice in accordance with the European Standard within the required timeframe, a separate agreement on a transitional period for invoicing in accordance with the European Standard must already be made with the Agency in connection with the preparation of the order or contract.
Visit the website of the State Treasury for more detailed information on the European Standard for e-invoicing.
Project Manager Kirsi Launomaa, Valtiokonttori, tel. +358 (0)2955 02031, kirsi.launomaa(at)valtiokonttori.fi