Your Right to Receive an Invoice
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As a general rule, electronic invoices are considered delivered as soon as they are available for you in your inbox. If you are away on vacation, you should program an OOO message, which means that e-mails received while you are gone will be considered not delivered.
Usually not. However, since most people believe the opposite, they ignore electronic payment reminders. You will eventually receive the invoice by mail, however, it will include a late fee.
Unfortunately, yes. As soon as an electronic invoice has been sent, the sender considers it done. The sender will most certainly never even know if the invoice ended up in a wrong folder, in the SPAM filter or even if it got rejected by the e-mail client. As a consequence, the sender will send a payment reminder if the invoice does not get paid. As a matter of course, you have the option of disputing that payment reminder. In that case, the sender will have to prove that the invoice had been effectively delivered.
Yes, you should, but it will be at your own expense. After all, there is always the risk that an e-invoice might disappear, get deleted or not be available on the platform anymore. Which can be truly inconvenient if you ever need that invoice months or even years later, for example for claiming a guarante or filing your taxes.
Vergessen Sie nie: Elektronische Medien ändern sich. Und die Technik wird immer kurzlebiger. Festplatten oder Sticks sind halten maximal ein paar Jahre. Computer können abstürzen oder von Viren infiziert werden. Und schon ein Handywechsel bringt oft Probleme beim Datentransfer. Papierrechnungen hingegen bleiben unabhängig von der Entwicklung der Technologie lesbar.