'A question that is often asked is, "what can I do to help control climate change?" For the individual consumer, everything starts from the small choices we make every day, and requesting e-invoices is one of the easier ones. If we manage to reach the State's common goal for e-invoices in 2018, this would lower the carbon footprint of the National Land Survey alone by approx. 10 tonnes per year,' says Financial Expert Ville Saari from Sales Invoicing Services.
Why use e-invoices?
The e-invoice is an easy and safe way to receive invoices from the National Land Survey to your online bank. The information you need to pay the invoice is there, automatically. In addition, banks identify the senders and receivers of e-invoices, which means that the risk of invoice fraud is small. It is also possible to include other functions on the e-invoice to make paying it easier, such as automatic acceptance.
Receiving e-invoices is convenient. When you receive e-invoices directly in your online bank, there is no need to worry about invoices waiting for you in your letter box and their due dates while you are away. You can pay your invoices anytime and anywhere. Most banks also provide an archive for paid e-invoices.
Using e-invoices means cost savings for the government, that is, for you as a customer and taxpayer. However, the biggest winner is the climate, because an e-invoice produces a fraction of the emissions of a traditional paper invoice.
How can I start using e-invoices?
The simplest way to start using e-invoices is to request them from your online bank. In your online bank, there is a list of parties that can send e-invoices. Look for the National Land Survey (Maanmittauslaitos) on the list and type the identifier requested.
For more information about requesting e-invoices, see our website or contact your bank.