Accounts Receivable

What is a tax invoice?

A tax invoice is a special type of invoice that contains specific information needed for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system.

Tax invoices are important because they record purchases for which a GST credit can be claimed. You generally cannot claim a GST credit unless you hold a tax invoice for the purchase or service.

Trading terms

Council expects payment in 30 days, as credit terms are strictly 30 days from the invoice date.

Enquires regarding new accounts should be directed to Council on 07 3412 5409.

Payment options for tax invoices

In person

Present your invoice at Council’s Administration Centre 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.

Phone

Credit card only.

Phone 07 3412 5409 during business hours (8 am to 5 pm weekdays).

Mail

Detach and return the remittance advice on the bottom of the tax invoice with your payment to Logan City Council, PO Box 3226, Logan City DC Qld 4114.

BPAY

Please call your financial institution to make this payment from your cheque or savings account.

What is a statement?

Council issues statements at the end of each month. A statement shows the brought-forward amount outstanding and any movement on the account (for example invoices or receipts that have been raised in the current month). No other details are given on the statement other than ARINV for an invoice or ARREC for a receipt. These details are given in full on the invoice received prior to the statement being sent. Together with the brought-forward figure, the statement gives the balance due on the account.

A statement is not another invoice. It is a record of the account at the end of each month divided into:

  • current period (0-30 days)
  • 30-60 days
  • 60-90 days
  • over 90 days.

Amounts that appear in the 30 days and over period are considered outstanding and overdue, as these exceed Council's terms of trade which are strictly 30 days.

Querying a statement

If there is a problem meeting the due date for payment of the tax invoice, please do not hesitate to call the Accounts Receivable section to discuss an arrangement to clear the outstanding debt on 07 3412 5409.

If you have a query about the invoice please phone the number stated on the invoice.