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Common Mistakes in Invoice You Should Avoid

by December 29, 2017

Common mistakes in invoice

When it comes to common mistakes in invoice, you get a wide range of errors from a simple typo to a missed marketing opportunity to accidental illegal conduct! However, such is not always the case. In fact, invoicing errors are more common than you might think. Following are some of the common mistakes,


Missing of invoice Back-ups:

Back up your files. You never know when you may need to return to them later, for tax purposes or to settle a dispute. Important is to be saved.


Missing mode of payment:

Never assume that your client knows how you’d like to be paid. If your client is in China and you’re in America, you’re not going to want to wait a month for a check to come to you in the mail! Speaking of which, you should also make it as easy as possible for your clients to pay you. Embrace modern technology and start accepting electronic payments.


Missing to paste the logo of your company:

Better yet, use your invoice as a branding opportunity. Paste your business logo on the invoice page. Type your web address and tagline in the footer. Don’t’ make the client forget you and your business by missing a few simple but important things.


No proper follow-ups on late pay:

Just because you sent an invoice doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be paid on time.  That said, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t follow-up and continue to pursue this client within reason.


Lack of proofreading:

Is everything spelled right? Is the currency right? Did you do the math right? Did you remember everything? These are all questions you should ask yourself before sending your invoice.


Sending the invoice to a wrong person:

If you’re juggling multiple clients, it can be all too easy to get them mixed up. At best, you’ll end up embarrassed (and have to wait a little longer to get paid).

There are certainly more mistakes like, not itemizing, not sending the invoice as soon as possible, not mentioning the due dates on time, not restating your terms after revision of any criteria, adding on undiscussed fees, and the last one is not invoicing at all.

  • Freelance bookkeeping
  • Contractor accountants
  • Small business accounting
  • Tax accountant
  • Accounting firms