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Answers to frequently asked questions about e-billing

Answers to invoicing questions

The E-Invoice Ordinance (E-Rech-VO) generally applies to all invoices with which a delivery or other service is billed and which were issued after the fulfillment of public contracts and concessions.

Invoices are excluded from the obligation to issue electronic invoices,

  • which are placed after the fulfillment of a direct order up to an amount of 1,000 euros,
  • who are in need of confidentiality,
  • the affairs of the Foreign Service and other procurements abroad are subject to,
  • which are to be issued in proceedings for organ lending in accordance with Section 159 (1) number 5 of the Act against Restraints of Competition.

The route ID is mandatory for electronic invoices. It works like an address. Based on the route ID, invoices can be recognized as BA invoices. In the case of electronic invoices, the route ID must be given in unchanged form.

You will receive the routing ID together with the order from the respective purchaser of the BA.

The BA has its own route ID for each office. In this way, the invoices can be distributed to the responsible employees within the BA. As a biller, you can receive different routing IDs with every order.

The E-Invoice Ordinance (E-Rech-VO) obliges you to indicate the order number on your electronic invoice. You will be given the order number when you order from the BA.

Invoices that are sent without an order number cannot be automatically assigned within the BA. This can lead to delays in payment and queries to the supplier.

Credit notes for e-bills can be submitted electronically via the OZG-RE. The credit note must show which invoice is to be reduced. Also enter the route ID and order number identical to the invoice.

Electronic invoice reminders can be sent to the BA as follows:

Reminders for paper invoices must be sent to the person making the order at the BA as before.

Answers to questions about the invoice receipt platforms

Answers to technical questions about e-billing

Each supplier can use the OZG-RE to create a test invoice and send it to the BA's test system. To do this, you need to register with the OZG-RE test instance. The link to the test system is:

The route IDs for routing the test invoices within the BA correspond to the productive route IDs provided by the BA. The test access to the OZG-RE is automatically assigned upon registration. If no test access is available, Bundesdruckerei will help you. To do this, write an email to [email protected]

PEPPOL ( P.ublic P.rocurement OnL.ine) is a network through which organizations can exchange business documents - for example electronic invoices. More information is available on the PEPPOL website.

The PEPPOL-ID can be used to address a recipient within the PEPPOL infrastructure. The route ID is used to address the public administration in Germany.

XML (Exsensitive M.arkup L.anguage) is a machine-readable language for displaying hierarchically structured data in a text file. XML has developed into a standard for data transmission in recent years. The XRechnung data exchange standard uses XML.

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