The ATO has now announced the first group of service providers who have completed the Australian PEPPOL Authority accreditation process and are trusted to operate in the network.
You can view the full list of accredited providers here.
E-invoicing removes the need to create paper-based or PDF invoices, scan, post or email them, and manually enter them, promising instead to send the digital invoice directly to a customer’s software even if they are using different software system or provider.
In order for any business to send or receive an invoice, it will need an access point, which is what this first group of service providers has been accredited for.
The ATO’s chief digital officer, John Dardo, previously explained to Accountants Daily what the e-invoicing framework would look like once access points are up and running.
“The next implementation phase is the software developers actually using the access points — the Xeros, the MYOBs to do that,” Mr Dardo had earlier said.
“Once that happens, then I think we are in a position to say, ‘Hey, make sure your software can do digital invoicing’.
“In most cases, a business shouldn’t have to do anything or an additional option will appear on the menu instead of fax, email or paper; there will be an option to send a digital invoice — it should be as simple as that.”