On 2 June, we signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA). Through this
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), we will combine
our forces and expertise to increase awareness and adoption of e-invoicing world-wide and
to promote cooperation in important areas such as interoperability and advocacy.
Get to know our Director Andrew Stirling! Andrew was
co-opted onto the Board at the start of 2021. Outside of DSPANZ Andrew is Head of
Product Compliance at Tanda, which involves working closely with product management and development teams to make compliance a frictionless
aspect of Tanda’s product experience, both for employers and employees.
Our Director Chris Denney met with Michael Karavas and John Shepherd PSM to thank them both for their support of DSPANZ over the years
throughout the delivery of STP, and now with John and his work at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This was also a belated
congratulations to John for his Public
Service Medal and a farewell to Michael from the STP team, we wish him all the best!
recently endorsed EESPA’s document outlining a decentralised approach to electronic tax reporting and invoicing called the Decentralised
Continuous Transaction Controls and Exchange Model (DCTCE). This model provides an exchange network that supports the adoption of efficient
economy-wide electronic invoicing, closely integrated with the CTC functionality. Find out more about the DCTCE Model here.
Administration in a Digital World Submission On
22 April we provided a submission to New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department on their Tax Administration in a Digital World issues
paper. We broadly supported the themes put forward in the issues paper and believe that it is a positive way forward for taxpayers, small
and DSPs. However, there are eight key areas that should be considered under this approach which are expanded upon in our
submission. Access a full copy here.
Non Bank Lending Sectoral Assessment On
14 April we provided a submission to the Consumer Data Right Open Finance Sectoral Assessment for Non Bank Lending. While we broadly
supported the expansion of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to Open Finance data and complementary government-held datasets in this submission,
we raised concerns about the
unintended consequences and impacts for our members considering the effects of the Open Banking rollout. Access
a full copy of this submission here.
Over the past month, we have been attending the following webinars, meetings and roundtables:
STP Phase 2 Meeting with ATO
Consistent Data Mapping Focus Group Meeting 6
Peppol SP Community meeting
COSBOA Council Member Only Roundtable
Access Point Migration/Exit Focus Group Kick Off
Out-of-Session Strategic Working Group
Database API Project Nearing Completion The
Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) Modern Awards Pay (MAP) Database API is nearing completion with the FWC currently finalising the timeline for
going live. Trudy Jones, the Assistant Director for the MAP
Database, recently spoke at the Melbourne School of Government's Digital
Government Festival about the project. Read more about the project in this article.
Reminder that the super guarantee rate will increase from 10% to 10.5% on 1 July 2022. The new 10.5%
rate will apply to all super payments
made from 1 July. We recommend that your products are updated to incorporate these changes. Find the scheduled rate increases on the ATO’s
Week 2022 is coming up! Running from 15 to 21 August, the event will feature a series of awareness activities targeted at the business
audience. Contributors will have the opportunity to promote their eInvoicing product(s) and educate their users about getting started with
eInvoicing. This will also be a great opportunity for audience members to learn about how eInvoicing works and its benefits. Find out more
about this event
and how you can get involved here.
Link4 Who are you?
Link4 was established to automate and simplify invoice processing through eInvoicing. eInvoicing can be complex when you deal with more than
one country, so we stay focused on our
niche and help other software solutions support their customers with this service in the countries we
operate in. Link4 is currently active in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and the UK.
What do you do?
Link4 is an eInvoicing Access Point and also has an SMP - both of which can be utilised by other software providers we partner with.
Where are you located?
Link4 is based in South Australia's innovation precinct - Lot Fourteen. We also have offices in Singapore, India and our latest office -