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Invoicing clients is a relatively simple process for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. It’s a process which has been made even simpler thanks to online technology which helps draw up invoices automatically.
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Invoices are usually a one-page document used to bill a client or customer for the product or services that you’ve provided.
Or here’s a very basic template featuring fictional characters and companies:
In some industries, it is customary for clients to pay before the end of the month which follows the invoice month, leaving a possible credit period of up to 60 days. When there isn’t an agreement or custom in place, then the law stipulates a default credit period of 30 days.
The credit period begins either on the day the work is completed (or when the goods are delivered), or the date when the customer receives a notice of payment due – whichever of these is the latest.
Rather than drawing up individual invoices, Crunch’s online invoicing system allows you to automatically draw up invoices. Simply type in the relevant figures, select your client via a drop-down menu, let the system automatically calculate any VAT due… and the invoice appears before your eyes neatly formatted and ready to send at the click of a mouse.
As one irritating creature advertising price comparison services would say: simples.
You've pitched, landed the job, delivered your work...and now it's time to get your money. But how do you do that? Luckily, help is at hand! We give you the lowdown on what your invoice should include as well as links to handy free templates and software.
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