Our Board recently received an invoice from someone doing social media and website work for our nonprofit, yet it was for work done over two years ago. How late can people submit invoices and still expect to get paid?
Generally, if your organization engaged a contractor to do work , the work was done, and you accepted it, your organization owes the contractor for the work. Not sending you a timely invoice is a poor business practice but does not cancel your obligation to pay for the services you received.
In California, there is generally a four-year limit for filing a lawsuit to collect a debt based on a written agreement. However, the creditor may still send you collection notices, call you to try to get you to pay, or report your debt to credit reporting companies.