South Korea has for a long time upheld the reputation of a developed, fast growing and prosperous economy. Due to its well-developed democracy, it offers a lower risk business environment for businesses that want to enter the Asian market. The business environment is dynamic and has a very entrepreneurial and aggressive edge. Therefore, it is no wonder why companies from around the world may want to do business in South Korea.
E-invoices are widely accepted and are increasingly becoming the preferred means of invoicing. Many companies are opting for e-invoices due to the flexibility, convenience and the ability to be tracked for tax purposes. There are various types of invoices available in South Korea, that are used under different circumstances. These are some of the invoices that can be used:
The following information is required on a value added tax (VAT) invoice:
This is used by businesses that sell goods and services to clients. The sales invoice is used to act as a means of requesting payment for goods delivered or services rendered. Sales invoices are required to have a description of the goods sold or services rendered, among other requirements.
In a business transaction, sellers are required to provide a buyer with a purchase invoice which documents the transaction. A purchase invoice is to act as a proof of purchase between the parties and should include important information such as the particulars of both parties, as well as of the transaction.
For large, commercial transactions (such as corporate transactions or international trade) a commercial invoice is required to be issued. The invoice is meant to record the transaction and contain details of the parties to the transaction, goods sold or services rendered, as well as the quantity of the transaction, currency payment is made in and the amount of taxes that are to be paid.
A credit invoice is meant to provide buyers with a discounts, refunds or to correct any incorrect orders. These are usually provided between a buyer and seller who have a well-established relationship.
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