Invoice Template for Business

 

A central part of business is invoicing customers for services or products. There are a number of items that have to be included on an invoice template such as date, the business name and address, the customer details, the amount billed, vat or tax, details of the product or service, payment dates and other terms. It is important to ensure that you choose the right template for your business.

 

A limited company has to include certain information by law on an invoice. The template should include the full company name (as shown on the certificate of incorporation), any other business name and the company address. A sole trader only has to show the business name and address.

Invoice TemplateIt is possible to create an invoice template using a program such as Word or Excel or the Open Office equivalents. There is also dedicated software designed specifically to create invoices and these may be part of larger accounting packages such as Sage. A search on the internet will reveal a number of sources that provide templates for download and these may be free or charged.

Invoice creation software is available from online retailers such as Amazon.