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Confusion over Invoice numbers: should they be re-used for partial shortfalls?


Mike Bracewell

New Member
Many thanks in advance for helping with such a basic question. I'm currently working on a new invoicing system for a client & we're both getting very confused!

If an invoice has only been partly settled, should a fresh one be sent to the buyer with a different invoice number or an amended copy of the original be sent that has the original # but reflects the partial payment?

In other words, say, we send out invoice#101 with an outstanding balance of £1000. £500 is received. We need to send out another invoice to recover the outstanding 500. Should it still have the original #101, or should it be sent out with a new one, say #102?

Cheers & have a great evening, Mike