The best thing about using an invoice system is that you can track your time against the amount you're getting paid for each task. In order to run a successful business, you want your hourly rate to be profitable so you're not losing time and money. Another benefit of using an invoicing system is that you'll never save over an invoice and lose the work you've calculated for another client.
Sales Tax: Depending on your jurisdiction and type of business, the tax requirement can get complicated. Be sure to follow instructions from your local tax bureau and include the appropriate tax amount on the invoice. Pro tip: Use an invoicing software to manage your business activities, change tax settings as you want and make your tax time easier.