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What is an Invoice?

An invoice is a document that outlines service or goods provided in exchange for payment or trade. The party requesting payment (“payee”) creates the invoice writing their details, client’s details, description of goods or services, and the total amount owed. The preferred payment method should be included and once complete should be sent to the client (“payer”) via e-mail, standard mail, or text message.

Invoice Cover Sheet – For a more professional look and acts as a Table of Contents for the itemized list of charges.

History

The oldest known human writing is actually a 7,000 year old sales receipt. While we know the sales receipt was for clothing, the oldest known form of payment was made in beer in the same ‘cuneiform’ writing.

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