Wednesday 28th October, 2020
Brussels mandates B2G e-invoicing, requiring suppliers to the Brussels Capital Region to send invoices exclusively electronically, as of 1st November 2020.
Suppliers to contracting entities in the Brussels Region must send invoices electronically from the November date. The e-invoices must be delivered in either directly via the governmental Mercurius platform or the Peppol Network.
The country is divided into three regions: Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. B2G e-invoicing is already mandatory for suppliers to contracting entities in Flanders and federal contracting entities.
A Circular Letter stipulates the following exceptions from the obligation:
- Public contracts awarded to a supplier established in a country where no Peppol Service Providers exist; and
- public contracts for which payment is made in advance or on the day of delivery or service.
This ultimately means that even businesses not established in Belgium are required to invoice Brussels electronically.