Select Finnish buyers and e-invoicing operators start requiring EN16931 compliant document instances of TEAPPSXML 3.0 and Finvoice XML 3.0.
|Format:||TEAPPSXML 3.0 and Finvoice XML 3.0|
|Update:||Select Finnish buyers and e-invoicing operators start requiring EN16931 compliant document instances of TEAPPSXML 3.0 and Finvoice XML 3.0.|
|Date of update:||2021-04-06|
Starting from 1 April 2021, the Finnish Government only accepts e-invoices that comply with the European e-invoicing standard EN16931.
Suppliers need to ensure that their invoices sent to the public entities from 1 April 2021 meet the European standard requirements.
The most recent national electronic invoice format versions (TEAPPSXML 3.0 and Finvoice XML 3.0) make it possible to comply with the European standard. In these versions, it is possible to mark which specification the document instance complies with, via the use of the elements "SpecificationIdentfier" (Finvoice) and "SPECIFICATION_ID" (TEAPPS). Supported element values are "EN16931" or "urn:cen.eu:en16931:2017".
E-invoicing operators and service providers will start to validate documents that have been marked as EN16931 compliant on 6 April 2021.
The EN16931 validation rules are quite strict. If an invoice does not pass the validation, it will not be delivered to the recipient, and instead the sender will receive an error message asking them to correct the invoice.
If suppliers are unable to send an invoice in accordance with the European standard within the required timeframe for a justified reason, they must make a separate agreement on a transitional period with the Agency.
Private, non-governmental buyers might choose to pose the same requirement at their discretion.
If you have any questions, please submit a support request.