I'm running a relatively small one-man business in the software sector. I just started and am trying to create a larger portfolio. For that, I offer some friends free services.
I found a few reasons to send these clients €0,- invoices, mostly similar to the reasons to send 100% discount invoices to charity funds that I gave here:
- Clarity about what has to be done and when
- No transfers (as I would have with a 0% discount bill and returning the money as a gift)
- With an invoice I have more distinguishable clients which makes that I have more chance on getting a better certificate from the state (doesn't matter how it exactly works, this is an advantage)
Suppose that these clients won't have a problem with the €0,- invoices, could there be any reason for me to not send them?
I ask this, because I've never seen people sending invoices like this, and I can only see advantages.