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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pro forma invoice
▪ There was no tax invoice because the firm was not registered when it billed for the work.
▪ The supply would not be on a tax invoice, so the buyer would not be able to reclaim the tax paid.
▪ Flat rate farmers will have to issue invoices for all supplies of goods and services where the flat rate addition is added.
▪ This should always be double checked when you issue the first invoice to a new customer. 2.
▪ A maintenance contract covering the calendar year 1991 was not issued under invoice until April 1991.
▪ If you decide to keep it, pay the special low-price invoice enclosed with it.
▪ Organisations, such as schools, may place an official order and pay on receipt of invoice.
▪ They received your invoice late because it was sent late and it won't now be paid until next month. 11.
▪ After a month, he called to make sure they had received his invoice.
▪ My understanding was that you were working for and that you would send your invoice to him.
▪ They will confirm the booking by sending you an invoice and detailed joining instructions.
▪ They sent him an invoice at the end of the month.
▪ We have received an invoice for $250.
▪ You will find the invoice attached to the box.
▪ Accommodation and meals as confirmed on your final invoice.
▪ All fees are payable when the invoice is issued.
▪ Each year the trading partners exchange millions of invoices, checks, purchase orders, financial reports, and other transactions.
▪ One invoice had fitted all the requirements perfectly.
▪ The supply would not be on a tax invoice, so the buyer would not be able to reclaim the tax paid.
▪ To mean that an invoice issued on 15 June would have to be due no later than 15 July.
▪ Whitacre would submit the invoices and divert the payments to businesses he established or controlled.
▪ The company invoiced us for the cost of using their conference hall.
▪ You will be invoiced as soon as the work is completed.
▪ Another method is to allocate the total costs over the two years on the basis of work invoiced.
▪ It appears that Olympic didn't invoice customers for kit shipped.
▪ No foreign warehouses were necessary and orders were invoiced in the appropriate foreign currency.
▪ Now that the season is ended it would be appropriate for your Finance Department to invoice the Regional Council for this sum.
▪ Schools actually place orders on the showroom visits and are invoiced directly for these.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Invoice \In"voice`\, n. [F. envois things sent, goods forwarded, pl. of envoi a sending or things sent, fr. envoyer to send; cf. F. lettre d'envoi letter of advice of goods forwarded. See Envoy.]

  1. (Com.) A written account of the particulars of merchandise shipped or sent to a purchaser, consignee, factor, etc., with the value or prices and charges annexed.

  2. The lot or set of goods as shipped or received; as, the merchant receives a large invoice of goods.


Invoice \In"voice`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invoiced; p. pr. & vb. n. Invoicing.] To make a written list or account of, as goods to be sent to a consignee; to insert in a priced list; to write or enter in an invoice.

Goods, wares, and merchandise imported from Norway, and invoiced in the current dollar of Norway.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, apparently from Middle French envois, plural of envoi "dispatch (of goods)," literally "a sending," from envoyer "to send" (see envoy). As a verb, 1690s, from the noun.


n. 1 a bill; a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer indicating the products, quantities and agreed prices for products or services that the seller has already provided the buyer with. An invoice indicates that, unless paid in advance, payment is due by the buyer to the seller, according to the agreed terms. 2 The lot or set of goods as shipped or received. vb. (context transitive English) to bill; to issue an invoice

  1. n. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe" [syn: bill, account]

  2. v. send an bill to; "She invoiced the company for her expenses"

Invoice (company)

, is a Japanese company. It provides consolidated invoicing for communication services to companies.

During the 2005 and 2006 baseball seasons, Invoice owned the naming rights to the Seibu Dome, which was the home stadium of the Seibu Lions baseball team and named it Invoice Seibu Dome. The company also held naming rights for the farm team.

''See also Voucher: an invoice is within the European union primarily legally defined by the EU VAT directive as an accounting voucher (to verify tax and VAT reporting) and secondly as a Civil law (common law) document.

An invoice, bill or tab is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer, relating to a sale transaction and indicating the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller had provided the buyer.

Payment terms are usually stated on the invoice. These may specify that the buyer has a maximum number of days in which to pay and is sometimes offered a discount if paid before the due date. The buyer could have already paid for the products or services listed on the invoice.

In the rental industry, an invoice must include a specific reference to the duration of the time being billed. So in addition to quantity, price, and discount, the invoice amount is also based on duration. Generally, each line of a rental invoice will refer to the actual hours, days, weeks, months, etc., being billed.

From the point of view of a seller, an invoice is a sales invoice. From the point of view of a buyer, an invoice is a purchase invoice. The document indicates the buyer and seller, but the term invoice indicates money is owed or owing.

Usage examples of "invoice".

I chatted to Bowlegs and he scratched his chin and wrote a few smudged figures on an invoice while his young assistant filled the gas tanks and money changed hands.

I gave him the invoices and explained the significance of insulin and collagenase, and the way they could be ordered.

Charles Ward examined a set of his accounts and invoices in the Shepley Library, did it occur to any person--save one embittered youth, perhaps--to make dark comparisons between the large number of Guinea blacks he imported until 1766, and the disturbingly small number for whom he could produce bona fide bills of sale either to slave-dealers at the Great Bridge or to the planters of the Narragansett Country.

Every piece of cargo arriving at the Boongate CST station came with a full complement of files on shipping details, purchase invoices, payment confirmation, packaging companies, handling agents.

In Table 5, imports of Italian hats at the port of New York in the six months January-June, 1924, have been classified according to foreign values shown on consular invoices.

The shell is just a program that runs in the background like the programs that process customer invoices, or switch satellite broadcasts, or make interbank transfers.

He is rubber-stamped on hands, forehead, and ass, deloused, poked, palpated, named, numbered, consigned, invoiced, misrouted, detained, ignored.

Like barcode technology, it helps to automate the supply chain, and update the inventory, ordering, billing and invoicing, accounting, and re-ordering databases and functions.

I held in a groan as I looked at the old, dry wood of the rafters, the numerous racks of flammable paper products, the cardboard cartons stacked alongside the wall, the stacks of invoices and order forms, the catalogs.

Ellen asked for invoices related to those pre-purchase adjustments, but she asked specifically for hard copies because she wanted to see the signatures.

Lenny needed someone on the team to approve his invoices and not ask questions.

So it works like this: Lenny-who-is-Crescent sends her the invoices and she approves them.

But to make it work, he needed a partner on the inside at Majestic, someone on the task force to approve his fake invoices to Crescent.

He thought she might have a record of who signed the invoices to Crescent.

Each box had the name of the client on it, in large black letters, and each contained the cash books, invoices, receipts, ledgers, paying-in books, bank statements, petty cash records, stocktakings, and general paraphernalia needed for the assessment of taxes.