Documents

You can download detailed information about electronic invoicing in the federal administration here.

General information about electronic invoicing in the federal administration

01 The federal invoice submission portals

PDF, 235 KB

This flyer offers brief information on the overall process of submitting electronic invoices to the federal administration.

02 Five steps to sending an electronic invoice

PDF, 152 KB

This document provides brief information on how to send an e-invoice to the federal administration.

03 Guidelines on using Peppol to submit invoices to the federal administration

PDF, 261 KB

This document explains the Peppol transmission method and how to use it with the ZRE and OZG-RE portals.

04 Information for invoice issuers

PDF, 461 KB

This brochure provides detailed information on electronic invoicing with the federal administration.

05 Seven tips for problem-free electronic invoicing with the federal administration

PDF, 183 KB

This article offers tips for avoiding problems in electronic invoicing with the federal administration.

ZRE

06 Operating guide for the ZRE web interface

PDF, 3.637 KB

This operating guide is intended to familiarise suppliers and service providers with the ZRE web interface. The various steps involved in preparing an electronic invoice are explained using screenshots of the English-language version of the ZRE web interface.

07 Terms of use for the Federal Invoice Submission Portal (ZRE)

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You can download the current terms of use for the Federal Central Invoice Submission Portal (ZRE) here.

08 Overview of the organisations of the direct federal administration which are linked to the ZRE

PDF, 138 KB

This list tells you which organisations of the direct federal administration are linked to the ZRE (Last updated: February 2021, in German only).

OZG-RE

09 Operating guide for the OZG-RE web interface

PDF, 873 KB

This operating guide is intended to familiarise suppliers and service providers with the OZG-RE web interface. The various steps involved in preparing an electronic invoice are explained using screenshots of the English-language version of the OZG-RE web interface (in German only).

10 Terms of use for the Online Access Act-compliant Invoice Submission Portal

PDF, 205 KB

You can download the current terms of use for the Online Access Act-compliant Invoice Submission Portal (OZG-RE) here.

11 Overview of the organisations of the indirect federal administration which are linked to the OZG-RE

PDF, 114 KB

This list tells you which organisations of the federal administration are linked to the OZG-RE (Last updated: March 2021, in German only).

Laws and ordinances

Timeline of e-invoicing legislation in Germany

PDF, 574 KB

The following timeline provides an overview of standards and implementation dates in connection with the legislation establishing e-invoicing in Germany.

Ordinance on Electronic Invoicing in Federal Public Procurement (E-RechV)

PDF, 47 KB

Ordinance on Electronic Invoicing in Federal Public Procurement of 13 October 2017 (in German only).

Act to Implement Directive 2014/55/EU in Germany

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Act to Implement Directive 2014/55/EU in Germany (E-Rechnungsgesetz) of 04 April 2017 (in German only).

Directive 2014/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

PDF, 366 KB

Directive 2014/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on electronic invoicing in public procurement.

Tax Simplification Act of 2011

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The Tax Simplification Act of 2022 (Steuervereinfachungsgesetz 2011, StVereinfG, in German only).

Council Directive 2010/45/EU amending Directive 2006/112/EC

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Council Directive 2010/45/EU of 13 July 2010 amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the rules on invoicing.