Commercial invoice

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Commercial invoice

Bill for merchandise sold.
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A statement given by a seller to a buyer itemizing the sale and demanding payment. An invoice may be for the sale of a good or a service. The invoice usually states the names of the counterparties and the goods and/or services purchased, and adds any applicable sales tax or VAT. It may also include the terms of sale, especially if it is a credit sale. An invoice is also called a bill or a due bill. See also: Receipt.
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