Ministry For Women Active with eInvoicing 

SYDNEY, 2 FEBRUARY 2022 Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women have now joined the eInvoicing  network in an effort to help support local businesses. 

The Ministry is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better results for women, and wider  New Zealand. The Ardern Government has targeted eInvoicing for all Central Government Departments  by March 31, 2022 and the Ministry for Women is one of 5 Departments who have chosen to be live on  the network early. 

“We see eInvoicing as being a benefit to all our suppliers,” noted Raj Narayan, Chief Financial Officer,  Ministry for Women. “So, we didn’t see a need to wait until the target deadline, but rather, we wanted to  be active as soon as we could.” 

The Ministry is one of a number of New Zealand Government departments to choose Link4 as their  eInvoicing provider.  

Link4 CEO, Robin Sands, believes widespread adoption of eInvoicing needs to be a priority as it will help  unlock significant potential benefits for not only Government, but also local businesses who also join  the network. “Switching to eInvoicing can lead to significant productivity and cost-efficiency benefits  not only for an individual business but for the New Zealand economy. It’s a win, win,” said Sands. 

In July 2021, Link4 was selected as a preferred partner for eInvoicing adoption for government agencies  in New Zealand. Link4 is also currently the most popular eInvoicing provider to the Australian  Government, with agencies like the Treasury, Australian Sports Commission and Geoscience Australia  live with eInvoicing. 

In 2018, the New Zealand Minister for Small Business, Hon Stuart Nash, estimated that a 15 per cent  uptake of eInvoicing by New Zealand businesses and Government agencies could save up to NZ$500  million a year. In Australia, the Australian Taxation Office has estimated that up to A$28 billion can be  saved over 10 years by adopting eInvoicing systems, which is money that can be saved by everyone. 

While nearly 90 per cent of New Zealand Government agencies could be ready by the March deadline,  it is expected that a few will choose to delay. eInvoicing providers are determined to ensure this doesn’t  happen. “The team at Link4 have been encouraged by the positive reception we’ve received so far from  local businesses. In the past year, we’ve signed up hundreds of New Zealand businesses to eInvoicing  including SMEs like Innovative Plumbing, Brewtopia and New York Grill, as well as large enterprises like BOC New Zealand.” 

“It’s great to see so many new Government agencies adopt eInvoicing on both sides of the Tasman and  we’re excited to be supporting this initiative,” said Sands. “The sooner we build the network, the sooner  the New Zealand economy will see advantages such as increased business efficiency, digital security  and cash-flow benefits.” 

To read more about the benefits of eInvoicing, have a read of the MBIE information page


About Link4 

Link4 is an award winning, Peppol certified Access Point that provides seamless eInvoicing services  throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. 

Counted amongst Link4 clients are government departments, enterprise organisations and thousands  of small businesses that use Xero, MYOB or QuickBooks as their accounting system.


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