Invoice Basics for Freelancers
Yay! You’ve got clients on the books, you’re working at your chosen profession, you’ve networked, you’ve interview and now you’re ready to earn money in exchange for your services. Huh, you’re a freelancer!? Like all matters of finance and tax in Germany there are strict parameters in which legal documents for the exchange of funds from one party to another and like all matters of finance and tax, adherence to these rules and regulations is absolute. For most expat freelancers, invoicing is a common part of the job, but there are nuances in formulating a German invoice. Many freelancers will tell you using a template is not enough if you want to be able to work on and create your own invoices. This is because you need a full understanding of each element. Not only to create invoices but to understand the invoices you receive as well.