e-Invoicing in The Netherlands

Mandatory status

Only required for suppliers with contracts signed as of January 1, 2017. Suppliers with contracts signed prior to this date are under no obligation but may voluntarily decide to submit their invoices electronically at any time they see fit.


Invoices are sent through the government’s “Digipoort” platform. It is also possible to submit the documents through Simplerinvoicing, the PEPPOL authority in the country which forwards invoices to the Digipoort portal.


Not required.


PEPPOL (UBL) and Digipoort proprietary format OHNL 2.0


Mandatory for seven years.

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