Paper invoices: useful filing advice

Paper invoices are like collectibles that help you keep an eye on your expenses.

Self-employed people are very familiar with this situation: even electronic documents can get lost. E-invoices can be overlooked or deleted, sometimes the computer might crash or old invoices are simply no longer available on customer portals. Ultimately, every invoice is worth actual money, e.g., for your tax declaration.

More than 50% of people do not print their e-invoices.

The only way to stay on top of things is to immediately move your e-invoices to the corresponding folder, save them and ideally print them. But this costs time, paper and quite a bit of ink. This process is way too complicated for most of us: 58% of Austrians do not print their e-invoices. The alternative is to receive important invoices in the mail right away. You will have everything you need at hand and you will save time, money, and effort.

Good to have everything printed out.

Remember that in everyday life, you get many invoices on paper, e.g, for taxi rides, restaurant meals or purchases (for instance, a new printer cartridge). Against this background, it makes sense to have all other invoices on paper too. This will allow you to collect all invoices and file them in one place, which could be a folder or a shoebox. This will keep things organised and tidy.

Paper invoices make for great collectibles.

Once you are ready to do your accounting, things will be much easier for you because you won't have to track down your invoices on different portals. Instead, you will have them filed away neatly in one place. Even if you drop a folder or shoebox, the invoices in them will always be accessible.