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I'm looking for a decent duplicate Invoice book?

I'm looking to find a decent invoice book to have a record for the tax man..i've managed to find a sales vat one from WH smiths, but the headers seem to be unsuitable.. it has Qty, description, amount exlusive of vat, and vat net £.. above this is date invoice no and from and to..it looks ok for one job..but i was hoping to make a list of all the jobs i do for one person on one page..help please..

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  • I have on my pc for commercial (if i get any)but want a hard copy.. i don't expect to issue an invoice as i don't expect any of my customers will want one..or do i need an invoice at at all..instead can i have a list of customers and the dates i've worked and what i've earned..i'm confused.
  • Nay meer.

    Rhonda Jack said:
    SIMPLES!!!! I like that. But your showing off cause we've only been going a month! ha ha

    Steve Kenyon The Garden Company said:
    i have a binder for each year , each month has a in folder and an out folder ! ( invoices and reciepts)
    plain and simples
    Rhonda Jack said:
    Im using an duplicate book for my invoices/receipts Im finding that no one really wants the Invoice so am more or less just using duplicate book for receipts. Im also keeping an A4 binder with sections for each client. I have a few now so hopefully this will be ok for a while. Im also keeping everything I do on the pc. WHen it comes to the moeny side of things I have a basic A4 sized ledger and am just using this and writing in absolutely everything (my accountant will put me right no doubt!) and also a folder/box with all my receipts etc.
    Not sure how others do it but this seems to be working for me just now in the early days =)
  • Alan I got some decent A5 books made up for me by "design to print" in Kirky as I also like to have a paper invoice to scribble up and put through client's doors when I have done work while they are not home.
  • PRO
    u can get the basic / one each at wh smiths to....................? i use the long vat £7.50 one
  • PRO

    Does anyone have any recent reccommendations of suppliers for again a decent duplicate invoice book ? Something to leave for mainly the ad-hoc or irregular customers where a job has been done and it can be left through the door if they are out rather than going through the whole computer invoicing/drop in the post box that evening process. All ongoing and regular work is invoiced monthly but sometimes a small job for a neighbour of a customer then nearly involves more time sending a one off bill than the actual job took! 

    • For all my regulars I don't  I voice, they don't want the paper and it saves me time on data entry, which I never do for invoices. Only invoice for one off, commercial and when materials are involved, I invoice mostly by email. Made my own invoice on excel.

      In 12 years of tradeing never been asked for invoices by the tax man nor the account. 

      I just right my weekky sales in a book, add up, put on a sales spread sheet along with expenses for the account. keep it simple.

  • PRO

    HMRC plans to have tax all completed digitally - including uploading images of your paid receipts- starting from 6th April 2023.  You should consider learning to use software now to help you get ready for digital income tax.


    Get yourself on a decent cloud based accounting package - you will wonder why you ever wrote paper invoices.  It will save you vast amounts of time and grief in the long run.  Mine are now literally down to a code for each service type and a date. Regular monthly customers invoices are generated automatically.  Everything sent by email - and you generally get paid by BACS within a couple of days if not immediately.  It is then all there ready for the accountant to audit and no plastic bag full of random paperwork to sort and check through.

    Saves me HOURS every month.


    Overview of Making Tax Digital
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      The original post is 10 years old .

      • PRO

        LOL. Thanks John.  Thought there was something about it didn't seem right.

        • Didn't see that🤣🤣🤣

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