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Invoice

An invoice is a bill that you can give to your customers, asking them to pay for the goods or services that you sold to them.

If you’re self-employed, an invoice should include:

  • your address and contact details
  • a unique number (the number of the invoice) – this is up to you to decide
  • the date when you expect the customer to pay
  • the quantity, description, and price for each good or service that you provided
  • the total price
  • and, of course, your bank account information

If you’ve also registered for VAT, then the invoice needs to include more detail – read more about VAT invoices on HMRC’s website.

Also, it might be worth knowing that you can issue an invoice either before or after you’ve supplied your customer with a good or service.

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