The current version of the XRechnung standard must always be used when issuing electronic invoices to the Federal Administration. Any other standard can also be used, if it meets the requirements of the European standard for electronic invoicing (EN-16931), the Federal Government’s Regulation on Electronic Invoicing (E-RechV) and the Federal Government’s terms of use for the invoice submission platforms.

The ZUGFeRD 2.1.1 profile ‘XRechnung’ generally meets the requirements and enables submission of invoices via the Federal Government’s platforms.