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WHAT TO INCLUDE ON YOUR INVOICE

December 20th, 2012

Do you know the essential items that you need to include on your invoices to clients? Some of this depends which country your business is based in and what your tax status is. It’s best if you check with your own tax authority for specific details. Links to various tax authorities are included.

Here’s a really useful list from UK government site www.gov.uk which lays out the common-sense basics:

  • You must clearly display the word ‘invoice’ on the document.
  • a unique identification number
  • your company name, address and contact information
  • the company name and address of the customer you are invoicing
  • a clear description of what you are charging for
  • the date the goods or service were provided (supply date)
  • the date of the invoice
  • the amount(s) being charged
  • VAT amount if applicable
  • the total amount owed

Hands up how many of you had all the items? I confess I had been missing one of them off for years until I started working here at SliQTools – oops!

If you are a UK VAT registered business, there are different things you need to include, explained at the HMRC website

Wouldn’t life be easier if there were ready made invoice templates to use you say? Well, luckily enough, we’ll soon be providing just that! Free invoice templates for you to download, use and share as many times as you like. Do check back in the new year when we will hopefully have them loaded up for you once we’ve stopped merry making and dragged ourselves back into work!

And with that, we’d like to wish a happy holiday season to you all.

Links to tax authorities by Country:

Country

Taxation Website

Australia The Australian Taxation Office (Opens new window)
Austria Ministry of Finance (Austria) (Opens new window)
Argentina Argentina Tax Information (Opens new window)
Azerbaijan Ministry of Taxation (Opens new window)
Bangladesh National Board of Revenue (Opens new window)
Belgium Ministry of Finance (Belgium) (Opens new window)
Brazil Federal Revenue of Brazil (Opens new window)
Canada Canada Revenue Agency (Opens new window)
China (Hong Kong) Inland Revenue Department (China (Hong Kong)) (Opens new window)
Croatia Ministry of Finance (Croatia) (Opens new window)
Cyprus Ministry of Finance (Cyprus) (Opens new window)
Denmark Central Customs and Tax Administration (Opens new window)
Egypt State Information service – Taxes (Opens new window)
Estonia Ministry of Finance (Estonia) (Opens new window)
Falkland Islands Taxation Office (Opens new window)
Faroe Islands Customs and Tax Authorities (Opens new window)
Finland Ministry of Finance (Finland) (Opens new window)
France Ministry of Finance (France) (Opens new window)
Germany Ministry of Finance (Germany) (Opens new window)
Gibraltar Information Services (Opens new window)
Greece Ministry of Finance (Greece) (Opens new window)
Guernsey Income Tax Authority (Opens new window)
Hungary Ministry of Finance (Hungary) (Opens new window)
Iceland Ministry of Finance (Iceland) (Opens new window)
India Ministry of Finance (India) (Opens new window)
Ireland Revenue Commissioners (Opens new window)
Isle of Man Treasury (Opens new window)
Israel Ministry of Finance (Israel) (Opens new window)
Italy Ministry of Finance (Italy) (Opens new window)
Japan Ministry of Finance (Japan) (Opens new window)
Jersey Jersey Customs (Opens new window)
Kenya Revenue Authority (Opens new window)
Korea, Republic of Ministry of Strategy and Finance (Opens new window)
Latvia State Revenue Service (Opens new window)
Lithuania Ministry of Finance (Lithuania) (Opens new window)
Luxembourg Ministry of Finance (Luxembourg) (Opens new window)
Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (Opens new window)
Malta Ministry of Finance (Malta) (Opens new window)
Mexico SHCP (Opens new window)
Monaco Department of Finance and Economy (Opens new window)
Morocco Ministry of Finance (Morocco) (Opens new window)
Nepal Inland Revenue Department (Nepal) (Opens new window)
Netherlands Ministry of Finance (Netherlands) (Opens new window)
New Zealand Inland Revenue (Opens new window)
Norway Ministry of Finance (Norway) (Opens new window)
Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue (Opens new window)
Peru Ministry of Economy & Finance (Opens new window)
Philippines Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (Opens new window)
Portugal Ministry of Finance (Portugal) (Opens new window)
Singapore Inland Revenue Authority (Opens new window)
Slovenia Ministry of Finance (Slovenia) (Opens new window)
South Africa South African Revenue Service (SARS) (Opens new window)
Spain Agencia Tributaria (Opens new window)
Sweden Ministry of Finance (Sweden) (Opens new window)
Switzerland Federal Department of Finance (Opens new window)
Thailand Revenue Department (Opens new window)
Turkey Ministry of Finance (Turkey) (Opens new window)
United States Internal Revenue Service (Opens new window)

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