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What types of expenses are invoiced?

It is important to understand what types of expenses a company will typically receive an invoice for. When a company is buying goods or services, it is standard for the vendor/supplier to send an invoice to the company that is buying the goods or services.

The most common types of expenses that have an associated invoice include purchases of materials, utilities, consulting services, travel expenses, telephone expenses, and IT service providers.


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