Under the BIF Act, is every invoice I receive now a payment claim? Subcontractor FAQ
As a subbie or tradie, under the BIF Act, is every invoice I receive now a payment claim?
Every invoice you receive for construction work or related goods and services, could be a payment claim under the BIF Act.To be a payment claim, the invoice needs to:
Be sent on or after a reference date (the date from which you are entitled to send a payment claim under your contract or the last day of the month);
Be the only payment claim sent for the reference date;
Identify the construction work or related goods and services;
State the claimed amount; and
Request payment (stating “invoice” is enough to fulfil this).
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