What information do I need to show on my invoice?

1st June 2016

Invoices don’t have to be produced on a computer but there are stipulations you need to follow about what information needs to be displayed.

You must clearly display the word ‘invoice’ on the document. You must include:

  • your business name, address and contact information
  • a clear description of what you’re charging for
  • the date of the invoice
  • (if applicable) the date the goods or service were provided if different to the date of the invoice
  • the total amount owed

It’s good practice to give each invoice a unique number or reference and to include the name and address of the customer you’re invoicing, particularly if they’re also a business.

If you’re VAT-registered or trading as a limited company, slightly more information is required.

If you’d like any assistance in raising sales invoices or maintaining your records, your local TaxAssist Accountant would be happy to help. 

By Jo Nockels

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