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Are invoices legally required?
Last Updated: 10th June, 2020
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Also know, is an invoice required by law?
It is the legal obligation of the seller toinvoice the customer once the product is sold or theservices are provided. There is no prescribed statutorytemplate for an invoice, although there areprescribed standards to which you must adhere in order tomake your invoice legally binding.
Additionally, what qualifies as an invoice? The invoice is created by a supplier, and it is astatement of services or products produced and delivered to acustomer, including the amount owed. An invoice may becreated before or after the product or service isreceived.
Similarly one may ask, why is an invoice needed?
Record Keeping The most basic purpose for a sales invoice is tokeep a record of the sale. It provides a way to track the date agood was sold, how much money was paid and any outstanding debt.The invoice is an invaluable tool for accounting. It canalso track which employees make sales and the items theysell.
Is signature required on invoices?
Yes, signature is mandatory for invoicesunder GST. Signature may be in either of the following ways:By hand, by the authorised person or. By way of affixing hisdigital signature (as approved / issued under theInformation Technology Act, 2000).