Invoices must be received by the persons authorized, defined as a person representing the company. Often joint representation, ie the obligation to act two, three or more people both your – in this case, the invoice shall be signed by such persons together. As for the individual entrepreneur, it was he who is authorized to sign invoices.
In practice, the presidents and directors of companies do not deal with the signing of invoices because it is a time-consuming activity, which can easily be entrusted to employees. The ideal solution would be to draft a written list of persons authorized by the board of (or director of a state enterprise, the owner of a sole proprietorship) to issue invoices and to receive them. However, this is not necessary as the authorization to sign invoices may be given orally.
Who should receive the invoice, you can effectively enforce their claims?
You can request information from the contractor, that they are authorized to receive and sign invoices on behalf of. Often, that the invoice is the only proof of a contract, under which you are entitled to money from the debtor. In this situation, you need to determine, whether the person, which is expected to sign an invoice in the name of the recipient, is authorized. Otherwise risk, that in the event of a dispute the debtor declares, it did not authorize a person to sign the invoice, which it signed.
Even when there is other written evidence of the contract, should have the invoice properly signed by the debtor, daje Ci to opportunity to assert its claims in the so-called. proceedings by writ – much faster and cheaper than usual. There is no limit to the number of persons authorized to sign the invoice nor any requirements as to their qualifications or his position in the company functions. An authorized person does not have to be an employee of the company issuing or receiving invoices – What matters to the authorization granted.