We can send you your e-invoice in one of the following formats:

e-invoice (PDF)

  • You will receive your invoice as a PDF.
  • Besides a PDF reader (such as Adobe Reader), no other software is necessary.
  • Invoices in PDF form comply with tax regulations and laws.


  • ZUGFeRD (The Central User Guide of the Forum for Electronic Invoicing Germany) is a hybrid format in the form of a PDF which also has structured data in XML format embedded in it, making it machine-readable.
  • You will find more information on ZUGFeRD on the website of the Forum for Electronic Invoicing Germany (FeRD).


  • XRechnung is a data exchange standard for electronic invoices that contains structured data only (and not PDF).
  • German federal, state and local government institutions are obliged (with varying deadlines) to switch to this format for their invoice management.
  • You will find more information on XRechnung from the Coordination Office for IT Standards (KoSIT) (German only).