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ATO updates e-invoicing supplier list

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Businesses seeking to adopt e-invoicing will need to use providers accredited by the ATO.

By Tony Zhang 9 minute read

The ATO has released the latest register of e-invoicing service providers accredited by the Australian Peppol Authority.

“The service providers included on this register have completed the Australian Peppol Authority accreditation process and are trusted to operate in the network,” the ATO said.

The ATO said the organisations had been accredited for one or two types of services that work together as part of the Peppol e-invoicing network.

This included service metadata publisher (SMP) services, in which a provider published the capabilities of the business in a prescribed way so that it could be looked up to determine the address to send business documents.

It also included accreditation in access point (AP) services, which involved document or message transport and translation. AP services could be provided by internally by a business through its IT system, through its vendor for accounts payable or accounts receivable, or an outsourced AP provider.

The list includes more than 30 providers including Xero, IBM, HQ Engine and CloudTrade.

The ATO said in order for any business to send or receive an e-invoice, it would need an AP. 

“Before selecting an AP, you should do your research,” the ATO said.

“Speak to a range of service providers, including your software provider, about their offerings to ensure you choose one that meets your needs.

“While we will take all reasonable care to ensure information provided in this register is accurate, changes in circumstances may occur after the solutions are released. 

The ATO said the list did not include all commercial e-invoicing software and it would be extended as more solutions became available.

The full list of Australian accredited access point providers can be found here.

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Tony Zhang

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Tony Zhang is a journalist at Accountants Daily, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the accounting sector.

Since joining the Momentum Media team in 2020, Tony has written for a range of its publications including Lawyers Weekly, Adviser Innovation, ifa and SMSF Adviser. He has been full-time on Accountants Daily since September 2021.

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