Invoicing clients

I'm presently doing some casual compliance work as a tax agent and am gradually accruing a reasonable number of clients. Most of the cases have been rather straightforward sole trader SA returns etc with a relatively small fee attached.

Having never worked as a self employed individual before, I'm unsure as to what time period to allow for clients to settle their respective bills upon completion of such work? (I've arbitrarily settled upon 14 days from the invoice date, but have encountered quite some difficult securing payment in this time).

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

 

 

 

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twj4789 |

Payment Terms

Moonbeam |
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Many thanks for taking the

DMC151 |

Payment in advance

Flash Gordon |
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If I were in your shoes...

zarathustra |
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Don't submit anything or give copies

ShirleyM |
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Agree

sawales |

i must be mad then....

Ding Dong |
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@Ding Dong

ShirleyM |
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I agree with Ding dong

hannahaston |

referral is the key I think

Ding Dong |
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price

Ding Dong |
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I'm with Ding Dong ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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client account?

Lancsboy2 |

Lancsboy2

hannahaston |

ICAEW issue?

Lancsboy2 |

My flabber is ghasted ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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a civil response will do fine, thanks

Lancsboy2 |

Not your money

euan101 |

i know that client monies are not our monies

Lancsboy2 |

What I mean is ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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its an internet forum mate!

Lancsboy2 |

Me, I'm chillaxed ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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to my face?

Lancsboy2 |

ACCA client money rules

girlofwight |

I did that, too @girlof wight

ShirleyM |
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balancing admin with faster payment from clients

Lancsboy2 |

Out of order OGA ...

Steve Holloway |
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Good grief

hannahaston |

Not staying I stick to the rule book ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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keyboard warriors

Lancsboy2 |

keep digging mate

Lancsboy2 |

Out of order, Lancsboy

ShirleyM |
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If it were all done face to

AddsUP2Me |

I struggle to understand ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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AddsUP2Me

petersaxton |
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Nothing wrong with sarcasm

AddsUP2Me |

Yeah but no but ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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I believe you Old Greying,

AddsUP2Me |

Did you not work out ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Steve H

Old Greying Accountant |
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LOL

AddsUP2Me |

Addsup ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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"...for Liverpool is the town of my heart..."

Kent accountant |
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Mud wrestling in nurses hats

AddsUP2Me |

Leave it OGA...

mumpin |
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Sounds like ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Reminds me, saw a comment somewhere yesterday ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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I didn't understand this one!

ShirleyM |
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Woolly backs ...

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