#6 INVOICES: Avoid Duplication

Commandment #6: “Thou shalt not duplicate.

If you have a document that refers to the same transaction as another document you’ve already submitted, do not use it.

For example, say you have submitted a January electric bill. Now you have another document that either is a restatement of that bill, or includes it as part of a summary. Do not present it.

If you send in the same company / address / invoice once or twice, the duplicates will probably be detected, and not honored.

However, frequent duplication could disqualify you for a longer term, conceivably permanently.