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Poll: Do you keep hard copies of all the invoices you issue?
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May 10, 2012

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you keep hard copies of all the invoices you issue?".

This poll was originally submitted by aliyucel. View the poll results »



 

David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 18:06
German to English
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Don't you have to keep them May 10, 2012

by law? You certainly have to in Austria!

 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Hebrew to English
Bit late in the day, was beginning to panic! May 10, 2012

Anyway,

I keep them ON my computer, on!


 

Ali Yucel  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 19:06
Member
English to Turkish
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Ah! May 10, 2012

Ty Kendall wrote:

Anyway,

I keep them ON my computer, on!


Ah, it seems that I was too careless. You got me there!


 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Hebrew to English
Merhaba! May 10, 2012

Nobody's perfecticon_smile.gif

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes May 10, 2012

Just in case the tax office requests them or they're needed to be presented during an (unexpected) inspection. Better safe than having to start a rushed print job.icon_biggrin.gif

 

XXXphxxx  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Portuguese to English
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@ Ty May 10, 2012

Ty Kendall wrote:

Anyway,

I keep them ON my computer, on!


Speak for yourself. I have a handy little slot behind the screen on my laptop and I can feed ANY piece of paper (including hard copies of invoices) in there, as many as I want, any size so they’re stored forever IN my computer. It’s like a limitless filing-cabinet. Whenever I want to retrieve anything I just press a button (the computer knows what I’m thinking) and out it pops – just like a piece of toast. Marvellous!


 

dasein_wm  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 18:06
Italian to English
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Wondering what other could be May 10, 2012

You do or you don't. Maybe some people don't invoice?

I said yes because I am required to in Italy. And of course I always do what I am required to.icon_rolleyes.gif


 

xxxInterlangue
Angola
Local time: 18:06
English to French
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Yes May 10, 2012

As others in Europe... I have to keep them - but I'm not sure they have to be on paper.
I have a paper version, because I give my accountant the whole lot of papers (incoming and outgoing invoices) at the end of each quarter. I am quite sure he keeps the whole lot in his accountancy programme and the invoice files are stored on my HDD as well.


 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Hebrew to English
Sounds strange to me May 10, 2012

Lisa Simpson, MCIL wrote:

Ty Kendall wrote:

Anyway,

I keep them ON my computer, on!


Speak for yourself. I have a handy little slot behind the screen on my laptop and I can feed ANY piece of paper (including hard copies of invoices) in there, as many as I want, any size so they’re stored forever IN my computer. It’s like a limitless filing-cabinet. Whenever I want to retrieve anything I just press a button (the computer knows what I’m thinking) and out it pops – just like a piece of toast. Marvellous!


I would agree that something like "stored in my computer's cache, in my computer's memory" but when it's just "computer" I think just "on my computer" sounds better. Maybe it's just me.


 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Member
German to English
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No May 10, 2012

Most of my invoices are sent electronically and so never even come into contact with the printer in the first place. Keeping them would just be unnecessary clutter, I could always print them out if required.

 

XXXphxxx  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Portuguese to English
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I was joking May 10, 2012

Ty Kendall wrote:

Lisa Simpson, MCIL wrote:

Ty Kendall wrote:

Anyway,

I keep them ON my computer, on!


Speak for yourself. I have a handy little slot behind the screen on my laptop and I can feed ANY piece of paper (including hard copies of invoices) in there, as many as I want, any size so they’re stored forever IN my computer. It’s like a limitless filing-cabinet. Whenever I want to retrieve anything I just press a button (the computer knows what I’m thinking) and out it pops – just like a piece of toast. Marvellous!


I would agree that something like "stored in my computer's cache, in my computer's memory" but when it's just "computer" I think just "on my computer" sounds better. Maybe it's just me.


Although I do like the sound of my contraption.

Yes, of course "ON my computer". The only extraneous item I have IN my computer is crumbs.


 

Cristina Munari  Identity Verified
Italy
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Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Print them May 10, 2012

dasein_wm wrote:

You do or you don't. Maybe some people don't invoice?

I said yes because I am required to in Italy. And of course I always do what I am required to.icon_rolleyes.gif


Exactly.


 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:06
Hebrew to English
@Lisa May 10, 2012

Can you tell I'm not firing on all cylinders today...it's one of those days today!icon_smile.gif

 

NataliaAnne  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 13:06
Portuguese to English
Keep them on my 'puter May 10, 2012

dasein_wm wrote:

You do or you don't. Maybe some people don't invoice?

I said yes because I am required to in Italy. And of course I always do what I am required to.icon_rolleyes.gif


I’m starting to think there must be people who don’t invoice because a new client was surprised when I sent an invoice, saying that it wasn’t necessary. Apart from tax reasons, I also like having an invoicing system to help me keep on top of my accounts. I told the client that he could feel free to ignore it but that I always issue invoices. Back to the original question, I only keep my invoices on my computer, as I am NOT required to have hard copies for tax purposes.


 
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