ZUGFeRD 2.0

The German Forum on electronic Invoicing (FeRD) has developed a new release of uniform data format called ZUGFeRD 2.0 on 11th March 2019. It can be used for exchanging invoice data between enterprises, authorities and consumers. The format allows for an exchange of structural invoice data between the issuer and the recipient in a single PDF file without any necessary further steps of reading or processing the data.

ZUGFeRD 2.0 was developed in close coordination with the French standard Factur-X 1.0, is technically identical to it and thus also pursues the standardization objectives at the European level. The hybrid invoice format contains the structured invoice data in a PDF / A-3 file that forms the view component of the invoice. The structured invoice data can be read out and processed by the invoice recipient.

ZUGFeRD 2.0 meets the requirements of the EU Directive and the EU standard.

Free download of version 2.0

Please note: The complete specification and the format description are in German language. An English version of the specification will be available soon.

The final version had been released on 11th March 2019.

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The documentation of the ZUGFeRD format has been carried out in the best knowledge. All necessary measures have been adopted in order to ensure that all related information for the ZUGFeRD format can be considered correct. The AWV e.V. perpetually checks and updates the information on the ZUGFeRD format. The AWV e.V. reserves the right for modifications and supplements on the provided documentation as it may see fit.

AWV e.V. assumes no liability or warranty for up-to-dateness, validity and integrity for the provided documentation of the ZUGFeRD format. Installation and usage of the ZUGFeRD format is at your own risk. Apart from cases of wilful misconduct or culpable negligence AWV e.V. assumes neither liability for loss of use, lost profits, data loss, loss of communication, profit and/or contract cuts or for costs, damages, losses and any liability in connection with a interruption of business activity, nor for specific incidentally accrued or indirect damages, punitive or consequential damages, not even if the possibility of costs, losses or damages could have been anticipated. In particular, AWV e.V. assumes no liability or warranty for up-to-dateness, validity and integrity for the conversion of the ZUGFeRD format into an application for transmission, determination or creation of invoice data.

The ZUGFeRD 2.0 specification is based on the European standard EN 16931. The DIN permits the free use of the parts EN 16931-1: 2017-06 and CEN / TS 16931-2: 2017-06 of the standard under the following conditions:

CEN AND DIN assume no liability with regard to the use of the content and use of such derivative application, such as e.g. ZUGFeRD 2.0 and give no express or implied warranties for any use of such derivative. In case of doubt, users must always consult the content of the publications of DIN (EN 16931-1: 2017-06, CEN / TS 16931-2: 2017-06), which provide the official relevant text of the European standard.

Furthermore, the AWV e.V. assumes no liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the documentation provided for the ZUGFeRD format. Installation and use of the ZUGFeRD format is at your own risk. Except in the case of intentional fault or gross negligence, AWV eV is not liable for loss of use, lost profits, data loss, loss of communication, loss of revenue, loss of contract, business failure or for costs, damages, losses or liability in connection with an interruption of business, nor for specific, incidental even if the possibility of costs, losses or damages could normally have been foreseen. In particular, AWV e.V. assumes no liability or guarantee for the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of the implementation of the ZUGFeRD format in an application for the transmission, determination or generation of billing data.

Urheberrecht ZUGFeRD Spezifikation

Inhalt und Struktur dieser ZUGFeRD Spezifikation sind urheberrechtlich geschützt. Die Vervielfältigung von Informationen oder Daten, insbesondere die Verwendung von Texten, Textteilen oder Bildmaterial, bedarf der vorherigen Zustimmung durch die AWV e.V.

ZUGFeRD specification copyright

Content and structure of the ZUGFeRD specification is protected by copyright. Multiplication of information or data, especially the usage of texts, parts of texts or pictorial material requires the approval by AWV e.V.

Usage of “FeRD” and “ZUGFeRD” word and figurative mark

Both word and figurative mark of “FeRD” and “ZUGFeRD” are protected by copyrights. The rights for usage of FeRD and ZUGFeRD word and figurative mark must be approved by AWV e.V. in advance.

DIN has made the following provisions regarding the use of the standard and the use of derivatives: Users are permitted to use this publication for further development. Developed applications based on this publication or using information from this publication must contain a statement that visibly indicates to the users that this is an application of the publication and that it states at the same time that such reproduction is permitted with the permission of CEN and DIN Owner of the copyright is done.

To this end, FeRD offers all companies, public administration organizations and end users a license to use the copyrighted ZUGFeRD format on fair, appropriate and non-discriminatory terms.

For the use of the ZUGFeRD 2.0 Technical Artifacts (Schemata and Schematron) the Apache 2.0 license conditions apply. These can be viewed at https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.

In detail, the grant includes:

By constantly observing the aforementioned rights of use, the FeRD grants a license for the use of the copyrighted ZUGFeRD format in the respectively valid and accepted version (www.ferd-net.de).

The license includes an irrevocable right of use including the right to further development, further processing and connection with other products.

In particular, the license applies to the development, design, manufacture, sale, use or otherwise use of the ZUGFeRD format for hardware and / or software products as well as other applications and services.

This license does not include the essential patents of the members of FeRD. Essential patents are patents and patent applications to be understood worldwide, which include one or more claims, which are necessary claims. Necessary claims are only those claims of the principal patents that would necessarily be violated by the implementation of the ZUGFeRD format.

The licensee is entitled to grant its respective group companies an unlimited, worldwide, non-transferable, irrevocable right of use, including the right to further development, further processing and connection with other products.

The license is provided free of charge.

Please note: This translation is of informative nature, the original version is the German version.