When booking travel services via Lanes & Planes, we make a distinction between different billing document types, which are explained below:
1. statement of services (L)
A statement of service is comparable to an invoice. However, you cannot post this statement in your financial accounting. For this, the collective invoice is mandatory. You will receive this automatically every week.
You will find each statement of services in the accounting overview, which you can then compare with your collective invoice.
As soon as you are set to collective invoice, you will not receive an invoice.
Example: DB services
2. Payment note (Z)
Payment notes are issued to you together with an attached document from the operator or service provider, e.g. a passenger receipt or a hotel invoice. In this case the passenger receipt or hotel invoice can be used for VAT deduction.
Even if you do not receive an invoice from Lanes & Planes, we will still be your creditor, because the payment will be made to us and debited from your account by direct debit.
Example: Services from Eurowings, Hotel bookings
This can also be compared to the display of an employee, where e.g. a cab bill is submitted. Also here the disbursement is booked against the employee as a creditor, although the invoice was issued by the cab company, because the payment goes in the end directly to the employee and not to the cab company.
All these document types can be downloaded in the accounting overview and have the following document names:
Statement of services for booked travel services, e.g. from Deutsche Bahn.
Statement of services regarding cancellation of booked travel services, e.g. from Deutsche Bahn
Payment note for travel services, e.g. Eurowings, Hotels
Payment credit for cancelled travel services, e.g. Eurowings, Hotels
Invoice for charges of Lanes & Planes are not displayed in the accounting overview!