How to write invoice:natrual to include passport ID and number, as well as paypal ID?
Thread poster: JH Cha
JH Cha  Identity Verified
South Korea
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Jun 27, 2016

Hello,

I am currently contacting an agency that posted a job on Proz, but I get this alarming feeling on this company.
They told me to tell them my paypal account even before starting the project (not to mention the project itself seems slightly easier than the money they offered) and they are giving me specific information on how to write an invoice, which they requested me to include my address and passport number.

I am a newbie in freelance translation world, so I hadn't had many cases like this before.
Mostly sending an invoice with the paypal ID was enough.
So I just wanted to ask other freelancers who work with companies abroad.

Thank you for your advices in advance.


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Absolutely not! Jun 27, 2016

No way should that be in your invoice.

What should be in it depends on your tax authorities, but I would imagine most include:
- your business name (normally your own name), postal address, maybe tax number
- client's details to match
- invoice number and date issued
- delivery date (maybe)
- payment due date (or terms e.g. 30 days)
- payment method details
- the details of the work done, including the all-important total amount to pay!

The client does not tell us what to include

Oh, there may be various statutory phrases to add. Lots in some cases.

[Edited at 2016-06-27 22:39 GMT]


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JH Cha  Identity Verified
South Korea
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I know, right?? Jun 28, 2016

Thank you for your comment!

It was confusing because this company is suspicious but not THAT suspicious..
I'm planning to send them an invoice without the passport no and discuss the matters later.

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Sheila Wilson wrote:

No way should that be in your invoice.

What should be in it depends on your tax authorities, but I would imagine most include:
- your business name (normally your own name), postal address, maybe tax number
- client's details to match
- invoice number and date issued
- delivery date (maybe)
- payment due date (or terms e.g. 30 days)
- payment method details
- the details of the work done, including the all-important total amount to pay!

The client does not tell us what to include

Oh, there may be various statutory phrases to add. Lots in some cases.

[Edited at 2016-06-27 22:39 GMT]


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Laura Kingdon  Identity Verified
Canada
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What Sheila said Jun 28, 2016

Address is pretty standard, and of course they'll need your PayPal account to be able to pay you. Passport number is weird, and I personally wouldn't ever give that out without a very solid reason to do so. An invoice shouldn't need a passport number.

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