An invoice from a hardware shop

An invoice is a document used in commerce, particularly in retail. It is made by a person or company who is selling something to a customer (or "buyer"). The invoice is given to the customer as a request for payment. It lists the goods or service provided to the customer, along with the price being charged for each of them.

Once the customer has paid for the goods or services, they may be given a receipt. The receipt is the customer's proof that they have paid for the products. A receipt is not the same thing as an invoice.[1]

From the seller's point of view, an invoice is called the sales invoice. From the buyer's point of view, an invoice is called the purchase invoice.


  • The word invoice
  • Unique reference number
  • Invoice date
  • Credit terms
  • Tax payments
  • Name and contact detail of the seller and buyer
  • Tax or company registration details of seller
  • Date of transaction
  • Purchase order number
  • Description of products
  • Unit prices of products
  • Total amount charged
  • Payment terms
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Faktuur
العربية: فاتورة
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Інвойс
български: Фактура
català: Factura
čeština: Faktura
dansk: Faktura
Deutsch: Rechnung
eesti: Arve
English: Invoice
español: Factura
Esperanto: Fakturo
euskara: Faktura
한국어: 송장
Ido: Fakturo
Bahasa Indonesia: Tagihan
italiano: Fattura
עברית: חשבונית
Bahasa Melayu: Invois
Nederlands: Factuur
日本語: 送り状
norsk: Faktura
português: Fatura
română: Factură
русский: Инвойс
slovenčina: Faktúra (účet)
српски / srpski: Фактура
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Faktura (račun)
suomi: Lasku
svenska: Faktura
Türkçe: Fatura
Tiếng Việt: Hóa đơn
中文: 发票