Rectifying invoices for
freelancers and companies.

Rectifying invoices with Contasimple

Modify any data or calculation of a previously issued invoice. We tell you in which cases it can be issued and which requirements it must meet.

In which cases can an invoice be rectified?

  • Error in tax rate or tax calculation.
  • Any of the requirements that must be met by any invoice is missing.
  • There is an error in some invoice information.
  • You forgot to apply a discount or you have to apply an off-invoice discount after it is issued.
  • For return of products.
  • To recover VAT from an unpaid invoice.

What requirements must a rectifying invoice meet?

  • You must report the rectified invoice number.
  • You must bring a different numbering series to your regular invoicing series.
  • Other requirements for ordinary invoices.

Deadline to issue a rectifying invoice

The rectifying invoice must be issued as soon as we become aware of the circumstance that compels us to issue it. In any case, within 4 years from the time you accrue VAT.

In the special case of the rectifying invoice to recover VAT from an unpaid invoice, the period is 3 months from the date on which the requirements to be able to issue it are met.

How to rectify an invoice

Registration of issued invoices

Registration of invoices

Go to the list of your issued invoices and search for the one you want to rectify.

Generate rectifying invoice

Select the invoice to be rectified and click on "Generate rectifying invoice".

Generate rectifying invoice

Numbering series of the rectifying invoices

Numbering series

The numbering series of the rectifying invoices must be different from the series of the ordinary ones. When you create a new rectifying invoice in Contasimple, the series of rectifying invoices will be selected by default in the numbering series drop-down menu. You can modify the series if the invoice is to be created with another numbering series.

At the Rectify the invoice section the original invoice to be rectified will appear.

Invoice details to be rectified

The data shown is the same but with a negative amount.

dates rectified invoice
Rectified invoice

Correct your invoice

Now all you have to do is make the necessary changes to correct your erroneous invoice.

Once edited, click on "insert invoice".

Your rectifying invoice will be automatically added to your accounting ledger books.


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