Businesses misled on email invoicing obligations.
Whilst we are currently promoting the business benefits of email invoicing, I wish to stress that it is not a legal requirement. This was confirmed to me in writing by David Watt of HM Customs and Excise who said, "Invoicing by e-mail is optional under the provisions of the EC Directive on Invoicing, not mandatory. It is business itself that should determine whether to invoice in this way."
However, email invoicing is a prominent feature in the forthcoming QuickBooks 2004 because streamlining the accounts process and cutting administration time, post and stationary costs does make good business sense for many small businesses. The full information sheet is available from: http://www.hmce.gov.uk/forms/notices/info 1603.htm#5.%20%20Electronic%20invoicing
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|Publication:||Database and Network Journal|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2004|
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