In Germany, strict regulations apply to a correct business to business delivery invoice between businesses located in the European Union (§ 4 Nr. 1 b UStG).
An invoice compliant with the German VAT law must include the following components:
1. name and address of the performing entrepreneur
2. name and address of the customer / invoice recipient
3. the VAT identification number of the performing entrepreneur
4. the date of issue of the invoice
5. an ongoing invoice number
6. the description of the goods delivered or the services rendered
7. the date of delivery or service
8. the VAT identification number of the receiving entrepreneur
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SAMPLE INVOICE BELOW!
MBA for Finance and Financial Services (UK), Steuerfachwirt (GER)