EHF Electronic Invoicing in Norway

Companies must send sales invoices and credit memos to the Norwegian public sector electronically in the Elektronisk Handelsformat (EHF) based on Universal Business Language (UBL). If a company does not send these documents electronically, the authorities can deny payment. The standard supported format for electronic exchange between parties is the Ehandel.no format. For more information on EHF electronic invoicing, see E-Procurement.

Implementation in Business Central

From January, 2019, the requirements for sending electronic invoices are based on the PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 standard. For more information, see the EHF Billing 3.0 page from the Agency of Public Management and eGovernment. Companies that are already sending electronic documents in the pre-2019 format can continue to do so during 2019.

To send documents electronically, you must assign European Article Numbering (EAN) location numbers and account codes to the relevant customers on the Customer Card page. For more information, see Set Up Customers for EHF. These numbers are included when you create, post, or issue documents. After documents are posted or issued, you can create electronic versions to send to customers.

Business Central exports certain electronic documents in EHF version 3.0, which uses UBL version 2.1. You can submit the following types of documents:

  • Sales and service invoices
  • Sales and service credit memos

Business Central exports other electronic documents in version 1.6, which uses UBL version 2.0. You can submit the following types of documents:

  • Finance charge memo
  • Reminder

You can specify where to store electronic documents on the Sales & Receivables Setup page. You can also use the Document Exchange functionality to generate and send them.

VAT Treatment

VAT percentages and the type of transaction determine the VAT Type that is exported in the electronic document.

XML Type
S Outgoing VAT, ordinary rate
H Outgoing VAT, reduced rate – food and beverage
R Outgoing VAT, reduced rate – raw fish
AA Outgoing VAT, low rate
AE VAT Reverse Charge
L Canary Islands general indirect tax
M Tax for production, services and importation in Ceuta and Melilla
G Free export item, tax not charged
O Services outside scope of tax
E VAT Exempt
Z VAT Exempt (goods and services not included in the VAT regulations)
K VAT exempt for EEA intra-community supply of goods and services

See Also

Set Up Customers for EHF