What Is an Invoice for payment?
A commercial document issued by the seller to the buyer and containing a list of goods and/or services, their formal features, quantity and price, terms of delivery, taxes, and information about the sender and recipient.
Invoice for payment are an important element of internal control and accounting audit.
“A good invoice for payment” isn’t just a sales receipt, but a document that protects your business against errors and risks.
“The right invoicing tools” can help you streamline your invoicing process, improve your cash flow, and even simplify your accounting.
Companies need to deliver invoices in order to demand payments. An invoice is a agreement showing both parties’ consent to the quoted price and payment conditions.
Assigning invoices for payment
The most important advantage of an invoice is the ability to keep legal records of the sale. This allows you to know when a product was sold, who bought it, and who sold it.
An invoice is an invaluable accounting tool. This helps both the seller and the buyer keep track of their payments and amounts due.
Invoice analysis can help companies gather information about their customers’ buying patterns and identify trends, popular products, peak shopping times, and more. This helps in developing effective marketing strategies.
Electronic invoice (e-Invoice) for payment is the circulation (sending, receiving and storage) of invoices between the supplier and the buyer in an integrated electronic format without using paper invoices as original documents.
The definition of an true electronic invoice
Electronic invoicing is that they must contain data from the seller/supplier in a format that can be entered (integrated) into the buyer’s accounting system without the need to enter any data from the buyer’s administrator or accounting department.
As this allows for a number of formats to be employed, it is useful to apply the following guidelines:
An true e-Invoice
Not a true e-Invoice
Although significant cost and time savings can be achieved by removing paper and manual processing from invoicing (invoice treatment), the real benefits of e-Invoicing come with the level of integration between goods supplier or service provider and the buyer as well as between invoicing software and other business systems.
Invoice for payment – Legislation of the Republic of Moldova
According to paragraphs (7), (8) and (9) of Article 11, Law No. 287 of December 15, 2017 on accounting and financial reporting or details see here:
- The invoice for payment is the primary document
- The invoice for payment is NOT primary document of STRICT reporting
- in electronic form, the signature is not a mandatory element