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An itemized statement or written account of goods sent to a purchaser or consignee by a vendor that indicates the quantity and price of each piece of merchandise shipped.

A consular invoice is one used in foreign trade. It is signed by the consul of the nation to which the merchandise is shipped. Such an invoice facilitates the entry through the destination country, since the quality and value of the shipment are verified prior to its arrival.


(Bill), noun account, account rendered, note, reckoning, statement, statement of account, statement of obligations, statement particularizing debts due, tab


(Itemized list), noun account of goods shipped, account of merchandise, bill of lading, check list, enumeration, inventory, itemized account, libellus, list of goods, list of items, list of items shipped, list of mercantile goods, merchandise specification, schedule, schedule of items and their respective prices
Associated concepts: uniform commercial code
See also: assess, charge, register

INVOICE, commerce. An account of goods or merchandise sent by merchants to their correspondents at home or abroad, in which the marks of each package, with other particulars, are set forth. Marsh. Ins. 408; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. An invoice ought to contain a detailed statement, which should indicate the nature, quantity, quality, and price of the things sold, deposited, &c. 1 Pardess. Dr. Com. n. 248. Vide Bill of Lading; and 2 Wash. C. C. R. 113; Id. 155.

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The invoice number will continue to appear on invoices, as was in the pre-VAT era.
Invoices can be viewed, sorted, stored and downloaded from the portal, with any dispute or comment being easily handled from within the system.
The combination of our outsourced mailroom, scanning and data capture services and Direct Insite's e-invoicing suite provides a cost-effective solution for automating all of a company's invoices, while delivering valuable insights for managing working capital and capturing more supplier discounts," said Data Dimensions President and Chief Executive Officer Jon Boumstein.
Cost savings of 44 percent in the accounts receivable (AR) departments, where manually-processed invoices cost on average $4 per invoice and fully-automated invoices $2.
To help small and medium-sized enterprises, the proposal widens the use of simplified invoicing, notably for small value invoices (up to 200).
Electronic delivery will also eliminate invoice errors resulting from manual data entry of paper invoices into the payment system by VAFSC staffers.
If all orders are fulfilled correctly and billed accurately, the customer has no good reason to delay or short-pay an invoice, and disputes should be prevented.
The most common breach is at the end of a forced free trial, when some publishers send an invoice instead of a continuation notice--ideally accompanied by a disclaimer such as "This is not an invoice, and you are under no obligation to pay.
The next step is to certify the invoices according to the funding document.
Phoebe had chosen that amount because the company rarely scrutinized invoices for amounts less than $5,000.