The QR-bill: Advantageous for you too! Since 30 June 2020.

The QR-bill creates the basic for more efficient payment transactions – for all participants. You should undertake all necessary measures to be able to pay and issue QR-bills by 30 September 2022, at the latest! Because from this date the conventional payment slips will be taken off the market.

What to do so that your company can profit from the QR-bill

Budget and start the project sufficiently early

Analyze how your company pays bills today

With a payment instruction? In e-banking? Via payment software with file transfer? Or on the basis of more complex accounts payable processes with different software solutions?

Where action is required

In accounts payable bookkeeping and the payment software. Check the creditors master data and supplement it with IBANS and, if needed, with QR-IBANs. Are your readers or scanning platforms compatible? Make sure that you hardware and software QR codes can be read and processed.

These are the changes for bill recipients

A QR code contains all payment-relevant data

The Swiss QR Code

New payment references

"QR reference" and "Creditor Reference"

Account number formats

Now only IBAN or “QR-IBAN”

These are your benefits as a bill recipient

Simplified bill processing

One QR code for all payment types and payment references. Simple and secure capturing of the payment data in the Swiss QR Code with readers and smartphones.

All payment information integrated in the Swiss QR Code

Increased automation of accounts payment processes. Improved data quality through more information and more precise information in a standardized form.

Fewer reading errors

The option of scanning all payment-relevant data from the Swiss QR Code makes more efficient payment processing possible.

Saves time and money through reduced manual effort

Through continuous, automated payment references from the payment initiator to the recipient.

Digital and on paper

The QR-bill supports both: Digital payments and those handled by mail or at the post office counter.

These are your benefits as a biller

Billing in francs and euro

Simplified payment reconciliation, less manual effort

Electronic transmission of all payment information

Topical question

Is a perforation mandatory on a QR-bill between the invoice and the payment part as well as between the payment part and the receipt?

Perforation of the payment part is mandatory if the QR-bill is to be printed out and mailed. Should the QR-bill with the payment part and receipt or the payment part with the receipt be prepared or electronically sent as a separate PDF document, the A6 format of the payment part and the receipt placed on the left-hand side is to be marked with lines. Moreover, on each line there has to be a scissors symbol or alternatively an instruction: “Separate before paying in” placed above the line (beyond the payment part).

Perforated paper may be obtained from printing companies.



Allegato alla fattura: lettera campione

Gli emittenti di fatture utilizzano questa lettera standard come modello per l'allegato della fattura per i loro partner contrattuali (destinatari della fattura), informandoli della modifica della fatturazione con il QR-fattura.

Manuale per emittenti e destinatari di fatture

Casi applicativi, check list, casi di test ed esempi per agevolare l’introduzione della QR-fattura

QR-bill flyer

in English, Italian, French and German


Style Guide QR-bill

Layout rules and recommendations for the payment part with Swiss QR Code and for the receipt