Q: How long do I have to invoice a consumer for my service?
I was reviewing accounts and realized I never invoiced a consumer for my services. A year has passed since the services, are they still legally bound to pay me?
A: Depending on the facts, you are still likely within the statute of limitations to collect the debt. Call the customer and explain the mistake. The customer shouldn't expect to get a free service when there was an agreement to pay. You may also need to talk with your tax professional to find out how the collection of the debt may affect any previously filed tax returns.
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