I have a client whom I suspect is just attempting to find ways to not pay invoices due, asking me to remove and change details continually on my invoices. Today they have requested that I remove the tax column on my invoice that states on the line no tax charged and also the subtotal line that states subtotal no tax because I am not VAT registered.

The invoice clearly reads that no VAT has been charged and no tax has been applied. I'm sure that this is correct although I could be wrong? Should I just remove this entirely for any legal/tax reasons or is the client potentially just using this as avoidance to pay?


"The invoice clearly reads" - but is it listed like a tally of things the client is paying for?

I can't say for sure whether you need to apply VAT or not, but if you are not charging VAT then I think you should explicitly state it in the invoice. (I think this is true even if there is VAT)

For example, in your invoice, you have something like

**SERVICES**         |    **CHARGE**
Initial review               $40
Consultation                 $70
service                      $60
VAT                          $0
**TOTAL**                    $170

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