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Invoicing tips for small businesses


Good invoicing can help you to get your customer payments faster. That’s good for your cash flow. Incorrect or sloppy invoicing on the other hand can delay customer payments.

Here’s the key information you need to include on your invoices:

  • he words ‘tax invoice’ at the top.

  • Your business name.

  • Your business ABN (Australian Business Number).

  • Your customer’s ABN (if you are supplying goods and services to another business).

  • The date of the invoice.

  • The due date for customer payment.

  • The customer’s details (name, address, contact information and delivery details).

  • The exact details of the goods and services you are providing to your customer (description and quantity).

  • The price of the goods or services you are providing to your customer.

  • The amount of goods and services tax (GST) you are charging (if any). It is a legal requirement for you to charge 10% GST on most goods and services if the annual turnover of your business exceeds $75,000.

  • Your customer’s purchase order number (if you are supplying goods or services to another business or government organisation).

Mistakes to Avoid

Common invoicing mistakes to avoid

  • Not double checking that your invoice has all of the above information before you send it to your customer.

  • Entering incorrect information on your invoice. Always double check that your invoice information is accurate before you send it.

  • Not keeping your invoice records for at least five years. The Australian Taxation Office requires you to do this.

We can help

How we can help

At Scorpion Bookkeeping, we can help you with all your bookkeeping tasks. We currently provide bookkeeping support services to a diverse range of clients in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

We can also help you to implement Xero bookkeeping software to help you. We are a Xero-certified partner.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out how we can help your business!

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