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    Default Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5639/billdx1.jpg

    It says previous balance including Gst. I would expect the $300 be the november bill that is left to pay but wait my november bill was $110 so whats $299?

    The $300 is actually PAYMENTS RECEVIED + CREDITS APPLIED - PREVIOUS BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD = $300

    Here's the confusing part. One would expect previous balance means the amount owe from the last bill but it actually means credit.

    Previous balance and previous balance brought forward isn't the same thing but sounds the same?

    Last months bill came to $155.78 but it doesn't state that it will be deducted from the credit of $300 which means I have to pay $155.68

    This is an extremely confusing statement don't you think?

    What I owe should be shown clearly and what credits that I have should also been stated clearly.

    As well as that the total bill should be

    (Credit)$299.97

    -(Dec Spent) $155.78

    = $144.19
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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    It is a bit confusing but I would just look at the Total Due at the bottom, ($155.78), and assume the brackets mean that you are in credit so they owe you money

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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    The worst invoice layout I get on a regular basis is the Telecom invoice. I'd say they were designed by a three-year-old, but that's just insulting to three-year-olds. I've given up trying to understand them...

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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    The worst invoice layout I get on a regular basis is the Telecom invoice. I'd say they were designed by a three-year-old, but that's just insulting to three-year-olds. I've given up trying to understand them...
    They do that so you don't notice the price increases so much....
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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjabear View Post


    Last months bill came to $155.78 but it doesn't state that it will be deducted from the credit of $300 which means I have to pay $155.68
    Brackets mean its credit.
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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Brackets mean its credit.
    You don't owe anything.
    I came to the same conclusion.

    You had a credit balance of $299.97 cr
    You have a debit of $144.19 dr
    Remaining credit $155.78 cr

    I wonder who designed that invoice/statement.

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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    The worst invoice layout I get on a regular basis is the Telecom invoice. I'd say they were designed by a three-year-old, but that's just insulting to three-year-olds. I've given up trying to understand them...
    Thats nothing compared to the ACC invoices that they send out. The IRD GST statements aren't much better.

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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    i never knew credits would been in brackets. I thought credits would be shown as a negative balance?
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    Default Re: Does this invoice look confusing to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by robbyp View Post
    The IRD GST statements aren't much better.
    Agree, hate them so much!!!
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