IMDA is working closely with the industry and other stakeholders to drive adoption of Peppol e-invoicing in Singapore. The initiative was rebranded as InvoiceNow to leverage on businesses’ familiarity with the popular e-payment scheme in Singapore: PayNow.
The underlying business identity for InvoiceNow and PayNow is the Unique Entity Number (UEN) issued to Singapore-registered businesses.
About the use of Peppol
IMDA has adopted a centralised Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) model in Singapore and has appointed SGNIC, a subsidiary of IMDA as the SMP Provider in Singapore. The Singapore Access Point Providers will need to register the Peppol IDs of Singapore businesses with the Singapore SMP.
The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) joined as the Peppol Authority in Singapore in May 2018 and is responsible for approving and certifying Peppol Access Point Providers in Singapore.
As the Peppol Authority, IMDA is also responsible for accrediting Peppol-Ready Solution Providers and specifying country specific rules and technical standards under the Peppol framework.
IMDA also governs the compliance and promotes the adoption of Peppol framework in Singapore.
Use of Peppol in Singapore
IMDA launched the Peppol-based Nationwide E-Invoicing Network in January 2019 to help businesses improve efficiency, reduce cost, enjoy faster payment and stay green at the same time.
Since early 2020, the Singapore Government added e-invoicing as a new channel for suppliers to submit e-invoices via the Nationwide E-Invoicing Network and is now the preferred channel for the Government.
The Digital Agency has defined specific requirements for SPs providing Access Point (AP) or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) services in Singapore. These are contained in the Peppol Authority Specific Requirements, which can be found in the Library here.
For more information, please visit: www.imda.gov.sg/einvoice
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Page last updated: 30th March 2022