Supporting accountants and bookkeepers

Published: 27 September 2022

Information to support accountants and bookkeepers and their clients.

eInvoicing continues to be adopted across New Zealand with many businesses and the wider government sector progressively becoming enabled to send and receive eInvoices.

Already there are more than 10,000 businesses registered to receive eInvoices, including 50 government agencies.

Central government agencies' New Zealand Business Numbers and eInvoicing status

We have a range of information and resources to help you and your clients join the eInvoicing revolution. It’s the next step for kiwi business.

A bookkeeper’s experience with eInvoicing

Read about Stella’s experiences with eInvoicing. No more headaches chasing up clients about confusing invoices.

That’s what bookkeeper and tax agent Stella Vockins most enjoys about using eInvoicing for her Manawatu business Count Me In Ltd.

Bookkeeper doesn’t miss deciphering invoices

An accountant’s experience with eInvoicing

Read about Mike Higgin’s experiences with eInvoicing.

Using eInvoicing has been a revelation for sole-trader accountant Mike Higgins in how much time and hassle he can save in his own business and for his clients.

eInvoicing a “no-brainer” for sole-trader accountant

Resources to help you get started

Video resources

Sending eInvoices: How to get started [PDF, 471 KB]

Receiving eInvoices: How to get ready [PDF, 459 KB]

Check the software providers list to see if your accounting software can send or receive eInvoices.

Software providers

As many small businesses use Xero and MYOB, links to their websites for information on how to get started are included below.​

Getting started with Xero

Get started with eInvoicing in a few simple steps if you’re on a Xero Starter, Standard or Premium plan. Check out their website for instructions or watch their handy video.

Register to receive eInvoices(external link) — Xero Central

Receiving eInvoices(external link) — Xero Central

Sending eInvoices(external link) — Xero Central

Getting started with MYOB

It’s really easy to get set up to send eInvoices if you use MYOB Essentials (also called MYOB Business) or you access your AccountRight company file in a web browser.

Simply follow their quick and easy instructions and you’re good to go.

eInvoicing(external link) — MYOB

Need help communicating to your clients about eInvoicing?

We’ve developed a handy communications toolkit which includes sample emails you can send to your clients to let them know about eInvoicing and how to get started.

eInvoicing communication toolkit: Accountants, bookkeepers and advisors [DOCX, 369 KB]

Last updated: 20 February 2023