Dutch companies that have to issue electronic invoices have several options on how to send them. A distinction is made between suppliers that belong to non-central public institutions and suppliers that belong to central public institutions.
Both can send electronic invoices via PEPPOL, which only requires a connection to a PEPPOL access point provider, such as INPOSIA.
It is also possible for both groups to send invoices via an online portal. Here, there is either the option of manually entering data into a portal or requesting a service provider to take over this task. For smaller suppliers and service providers, a manual entry in online portals is recommended, as they usually only need to issue a few invoices. Suppliers must register the invoice in a web portal provided.
Suppliers of non-central facilities can also send their electronic invoices as e-mail attachments, provided their accounting software can create e-invoices in XML schema.
Suppliers of centralized facilities, on the other hand, can also send their invoices via Digipoort. This way is especially useful for companies or suppliers that have a medium to a high volume of invoices. This system works like a hub and invoices are sent as structured XML documents. However, for this, it is necessary to have an integrated issuing system in your own management and to prefer complete automation of the process.