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    Advice on invoices

    Looking for any tips or advice on what to put on my invoices. Any types of disclosures or anything that should be on there? Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt123 View Post
    Looking for any tips or advice on what to put on my invoices. Any types of disclosures or anything that should be on there? Thanks guys.
    I think the advice of an attorney would be your best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt123 View Post
    Looking for any tips or advice on what to put on my invoices. Any types of disclosures or anything that should be on there? Thanks guys.
    A reference to the customer's order.
    Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.

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    What programs are you guys using for invoices?

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    I put all my allowances, specifications and legal items on our estimates that require a signature to accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickelec View Post
    What programs are you guys using for invoices?

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    Quickbooks Enterprise, contractor version. Don't go that big.
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    Since the invoice is given out after the work is complete (usually), it's a little late for disclosures. As was mentioned, your estimate/bid form is the place for those. The one thing I have one my invoices besides the calculations of the price is this statement: "Unpaid balance subject to 1.5% interest per month. Warranty void until balance is paid in full."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    Since the invoice is given out after the work is complete (usually), it's a little late for disclosures. As was mentioned, your estimate/bid form is the place for those. The one thing I have one my invoices besides the calculations of the price is this statement: "Unpaid balance subject to 1.5% interest per month. Warranty void until balance is paid in full."
    Good points if I may say so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    Warranty void until balance is paid in full."
    In some areas I believe that would be unlawful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwire View Post
    In some areas I believe that would be unlawful.
    Maybe - maybe not. Taken from this website :

    https://contracts.uslegal.com/elements-of-a-contract/

    If you click on the links it will explain what each one is.

    Elements of a Contract
    The requisite elements that must be established to demonstrate the formation of a legally binding contract are (1) offer; (2) acceptance; (3) consideration; (4) mutuality of obligation; (5) competency and capacity; and, in certain circumstances, (6) a written instrument.

    The consideration and mutuality of obligation parts of the contract are the performance and payment elements of the contract. If there's no payment it could be considered a breach of contract unless there was no performance or, in a case where you provided labor and performed a service, it could be considered theft of service.

    However, I think you are correct in that I would not broadcast that "there is no warranty unless you're paid in full". I believe that's implied in the case of a breach. Just my opinion - I'm not a lawyer - I can't take the harsh jokes.
    Last edited by goldstar; 03-18-17 at 08:37 AM.

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