Plan to legislate the Business E-invoicing Right project to boost B2B Peppol e-invoicing
In 2022, Australia proposed a Business E-invoicing Right (BER) initiative to encourage wider business adoption of Peppol e-invoicing. Under this proposal, businesses are legally obliged to adopt and send e‑invoices if requested by their customers.
Australian Treasury recently announced plans to legislate this initiative, and this will be introduced in a phased approach on the following schedule:
- First year: Companies can require their large suppliers (with annual turnover AUD 50 million) to provide Peppol e-invoices.
- Second year: Companies can require their medium-sized suppliers (with annual turnover between AUD 10 million and 50 million) to provide Peppol e-invoices.
- Third year: Companies can require all their suppliers, regardless of size and turnover, to provide Peppol e-invoices.
The Treasury originally proposed implementing the first phase of BER in July 2023. However, the date has been postponed and there are no clear timelines available yet. Kofax will shortly be a Peppol Access Point in Australia and is following closely the development of this initiative.