German Cabinet Advances 2026 E-Invoicing Mandate to Parliament

September 6, 20230

Type: Legislation

The German proposal for mandatory VAT e-invoicing by 2026 has received Cabinet approval and is now under parliamentary review. 

Key Dates: 

  • July 17, 2023: BMF Draft Bill initiated. 
  • August 30: Government endorses the draft. 
  • November 10: Bundestag’s approval. 
  • December 15: Bundesrat’s approval. 
  • January 1, 2025: Effective date. 

July 27: EU Council backs German e-invoicing, proposing a January 2026 launch. 

Germany’s request to introduce B2B domestic VAT e-invoicing was granted by the EU Council on July 25, allowing for real-time e-invoicing starting in 2026. 

This request, supported by the EU Commission in June, permits Germany to deviate from the EU VAT Directive’s paper-based invoice requirement until the end of 2027, subject to review. 

Explore VATCalc’s VAT e-invoicing product, offering comprehensive auditing against local tax laws and seamless reconciliation with VAT returns, all within a unified platform. 


Effective date: January 2026 


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