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Want to make a good impression, clearly communicate your payment terms and get paid on time? Find out more about our professional, VAT-compliant invoice templates, available to download free of charge.

Getting paid on time is vital for freelancers and small businesses, especially in the first few years and when your business relies on a small number of large customers.

Sound familiar? Our free, downloadable invoice templates have been created to help and because we know that every business is different, we’re offering three different styles: plain and simple, posh and professional and designer’s delight.


Advantages of using our free, printable invoice templates


The templates are easy-to-use Word documents. All you need to do is download the templates, choose your favourite design, add your company, customer and order details plus any special instructions, and you’re good to go.


The templates include a clear, simple layout and fully customisable areas for all the necessary information you need to include. VAT-compliant versions of all three templates are available, with additional space for: VAT rate, net amount, VAT amount and your VAT registration number.


Invoicing payments on time is one of the top pieces of advice we can give. When you’re self-employed or running a small business though, we know that things can get in the way. That’s why we’ve made our invoice templates as easy to use as possible, to help you get your invoices sent out on time.

Money saving

Not receiving payments on time can lead to a drop in profits, struggles with cash flow, or worse. While payments can be late for a number of reasons, one surefire way to reduce the likelihood is to ensure that invoices are accurate and contain all of the relevant information.

With our simple invoice templates, half the work is done for you. All that’s required is for you to fill in the blanks.

Do you need a VAT invoice template?

Our set of templates include versions for businesses that charge VAT as well as those that don’t.

If your business turnover is more than £85,000 over a 12-month period, you will need to register for VAT. Once you’re registered, you must charge the applicable tax rate on any products or services you sell.

If you’re VAT-registered, just use the VAT versions of the templates and you’ll have the peace of mind that all of your invoices are HMRC-compliant.

Mastering your money

Using professional, compliant invoice templates is a great step towards properly managing your business finances.

But wouldn’t it be great if you could generate and send professional, personalised invoices from anywhere as you process orders? You could say goodbye to manually completing, saving and sending invoices – freeing up time to work on your business instead of in it. Find out how with Sage Business Cloud Accounting.

When you create and send invoices within Accounting, you’ll also create a record of all your orders, customers and outstanding payments at the same time. No more manually entering orders, chasing lost pieces of paperwork and stressing every time you have a tax deadline due.

Professional invoice templates

Getting paid on time is vital. Download our set of professional, VAT-compliant invoice templates to make sure you make a good impression and get paid faster.

Professional invoice templates

Getting paid on time is vital. Download our set of professional, VAT-compliant invoice templates to make sure you make a good impression and get paid faster.

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Comments (6)

  • We are a main contractor under the CIS construciton scheme . What VAT codes do you suggest we use to track the VAT we deduct from our sub-contractors?

    also, do we subtract VAT from Gross paid subcontractors as well as net paid subcontractors?

    • Hi Amanda,

      You can find the answers to common CIS VAT questions here

      You can also join our CIS Domestic Reverse Charge VAT Webinar to learn more at

      If you’re still require support then our Q&A Live team will be able to look at this with you. This specialist team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm at and will response in minutes, if not seconds and provide you with real time support.


      Sage UKI

  • With the new accounting procedures for VAT you need to state the amount and rate of VAT for ‘reverse charge’ Customer to VAT to HMRC
    Can you advise how this is done on a template so the VAT is shown but not added to the Invoice total?

  • What use is a Word Document invoice template to a Sage user? We print invoices from our Sage accounts package, not from a word processor. This was a waste of my time.

  • I’ve tried 3 times to download the free invoice templates and despite being told “a link has been sent” etc I have still not received One. Also I paid £10.00 per month for sage cover for years on my subscription and I still have not ever spoken to an adviser. the wait is never less than 30 minutes. To be frank I’ve had enough of it. As long as they get their money each month Sage don’t give a hoot!

  • I have two business and I need a software to carry out accounts and invoicing for both companies what sage package would you recomment