Your guide to invoicing

Everything you need to know about invoicing including reducing your admin & getting paid faster!

Invoicing articles

Everything you need to know about invoicing for small businesses.

What is an invoice?

An invoice is a document that lists the goods or services you’ve supplied to your customer, and the amount they owe you in return. If you’ve just started up a business, you’re likely to be issuing invoices very soon. Read the article for more information on what to include on an invoice & why they are important.

Government assistance packages.  New Zealand will be rolling out a range of support packages and assistance aimed at reducing economic impacts on businesses due to COVID-19. It’s one of the largest in the world on a per capita basis and businesses are being urged to make full use of what is available to them. Let’s review the primary business support measures being rolled out.
Government assistance packages.  New Zealand will be rolling out a range of support packages and assistance aimed at reducing economic impacts on businesses due to COVID-19. It’s one of the largest in the world on a per capita basis and businesses are being urged to make full use of what is available to them. Let’s review the primary business support measures being rolled out.

What’s the best way to write off bad debt?

Throughout your business life you’ll likely have trouble with unpaid invoices and bad debts. In certain circumstances you’ll need to have these bad debts written off for tax purposes. So, when can you write off a bad debt? Read the article to learn more.

E-invoicing

Does your small business issue invoices to get paid? If so, you should seriously consider the benefits of online invoicing (or e-invoicing) to boost your cashflow. Read our article to find out everything you need to know about e-invoicing.

Government assistance packages.  New Zealand will be rolling out a range of support packages and assistance aimed at reducing economic impacts on businesses due to COVID-19. It’s one of the largest in the world on a per capita basis and businesses are being urged to make full use of what is available to them. Let’s review the primary business support measures being rolled out.

Free downloadable invoicing template

Our free invoicing template gives you a professional looking layout that you can fill in your company and customer details, and information about the product or service you’re selling. Save time on manual processing, so you can focus on growing your business instead.

Frequently asked questions

Invoice vs receipt: What's the difference?

An invoice is a request for payment. Whereas a receipt is the proof of payment.

Examples:

  • Buy a coffee in a cafe, you will get a receipt
  • Get a tradie to do some plumbing and they will send you an invoice.
What's an invoice number?

An invoice number is just a unique identifier that many businesses add to their invoices when sending them to clients. Used as a way to track payments and keeping the business organised.

Types of invoices
  • Sales invoice: Is an invoice that is received by the buyer.
  • Tax invoices: This type of invoice is sent by tax registered companies. The amount of VAT is included in this invoice. 
What is an invoice used for?

An invoice is a document used for recording an agreement between a business and a customer. Invoices outline the product or service provided, the amount owed and the date due. Invoices include payment terms, bank details etc to help ensure the business is paid on time.