Invoicing in the UK

If you sell a product or a service, you need to give your customer an invoice by law. An invoice is not the same as a receipt, which is an acknowledgement of payment. You and the customer also have certain obligations on payment and the invoice must include certain information, specially if you are registered for VAT.

What an invoice must contain

Each invoice must contain the following data:

If you are registered for VAT, your invoice must also include the following:

If your company is a registered limited company, the invoice must also include:

You can also put the names of the directors on the invoice but if you do so, you must include the names of all directors.

The MyOnlineInvoice templates provide you all the necessary fields to put your data on the invoice. If you wish to include any other information on the invoice, use the description field.