Just moved to Germany and registered as a freelancer - now I'm supposed send my first invoice to a client from USA and am getting conflicting info from Google (my German is still a work in progress too) on what this invoice should contain - hope someone could help with that.
A few questions:
- this shouldn't contain VAT (Mwst.) right?
- should I qoute some article of German law on why VAT is not needed?
- the crazy thing is I found websites saying that you're not obliged to translate your invoices (from German) to English but I find that a bit rude - would an invoice in English still be "legal" in Germany?
- what info from my client should I have on this invoice? Name and address or is his US? tax number also required? Or not needed?