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Progress Billing
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What is Progress Billing?

Progress Billing is a method commonly used in the construction industry, where billing for a project is done at different stages as it progresses, rather than asking for full payment upfront or at the completion of the project. This type of billing is beneficial both for constructors and clients. For constructors, it helps maintain the cash flow required for the ongoing expense of materials and labor. For clients, it provides assurance that they are paying for the work only as it is being completed and allows them to budget effectively. Each invoice is usually based on the percentage of work completed, thus it is also known as percentage-of-completion billing method. Proper documentation, like progress reports or photos of the construction site, often accompany these invoices as a proof of progress.