The Invoice Line Item object

Attributes

  • idstring

    Unique identifier for the object.

  • amountinteger

    The amount, in cents.

  • currencyenum

    Three-letter ISO currency code, in lowercase. Must be a supported currency.

  • descriptionnullable string

    An arbitrary string attached to the object. Often useful for displaying to users.

  • invoicenullable string

    The ID of the invoice that contains this line item.

  • metadataobject

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format. Note that for line items with type=subscription this will reflect the metadata of the subscription that caused the line item to be created.

  • periodobject

    The period this line_item covers. For subscription line items, this is the subscription period. For prorations, this starts when the proration was calculated, and ends at the period end of the subscription. For invoice items, this is the time at which the invoice item was created or the period of the item. If you have Stripe Revenue Recognition enabled, the period will be used to recognize and defer revenue. See the Revenue Recognition documentation for details.

  • pricenullable object

    The price of the line item.

  • prorationboolean

    Whether this is a proration.

  • quantitynullable integer

    The quantity of the subscription, if the line item is a subscription or a proration.

  • typeenum

    A string identifying the type of the source of this line item, either an invoiceitem or a subscription.

    Possible enum values
    invoiceitem
    subscription

More attributes

  • objectstring

  • amount_excluding_taxnullable integer

  • discount_amountsnullable array of objects

  • discountableboolean

  • discountsarray of stringsExpandable

  • invoice_itemnullable stringExpandable

  • livemodeboolean

  • proration_detailsnullable object

  • subscriptionnullable stringExpandable

  • subscription_itemnullable stringExpandable

  • tax_amountsarray of objects

  • tax_ratesarray of objects

  • unit_amount_excluding_taxnullable decimal string

The Invoice Line Item object
{
"id": "il_tmp_1Nzo1ZGgdF1VjufLzD1UUn9R",
"object": "line_item",
"amount": 1000,
"amount_excluding_tax": 1000,
"currency": "usd",
"description": "My First Invoice Item (created for API docs)",
"discount_amounts": [],
"discountable": true,
"discounts": [],
"invoice_item": "ii_1Nzo1ZGgdF1VjufLzD1UUn9R",
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"period": {
"end": 1696975413,
"start": 1696975413
},
"price": {
"id": "price_1NzlYfGgdF1VjufL0cVjLJVI",
"object": "price",
"active": true,
"billing_scheme": "per_unit",
"created": 1696965933,
"currency": "usd",
"custom_unit_amount": null,
"livemode": false,
"lookup_key": null,
"metadata": {},
"nickname": null,
"product": "prod_OnMHDH6VBmYlTr",
"recurring": null,
"tax_behavior": "unspecified",
"tiers_mode": null,
"transform_quantity": null,
"type": "one_time",
"unit_amount": 1000,
"unit_amount_decimal": "1000"
},
"proration": false,
"proration_details": {
"credited_items": null
},
"quantity": 1,
"subscription": null,
"tax_amounts": [],
"tax_rates": [],
"type": "invoiceitem",
"unit_amount_excluding_tax": "1000"
}

Create an invoice

This endpoint creates a draft invoice for a given customer. The invoice remains a draft until you finalize the invoice, which allows you to pay or send the invoice to your customers.

Parameters

  • auto_advanceboolean

    Controls whether Stripe performs automatic collection of the invoice. If false, the invoice’s state doesn’t automatically advance without an explicit action.

  • collection_methodenum

    Either charge_automatically, or send_invoice. When charging automatically, Stripe will attempt to pay this invoice using the default source attached to the customer. When sending an invoice, Stripe will email this invoice to the customer with payment instructions. Defaults to charge_automatically.

    Possible enum values
    charge_automatically
    send_invoice
  • customerstring

    The ID of the customer who will be billed.

  • descriptionstring

    An arbitrary string attached to the object. Often useful for displaying to users. Referenced as ‘memo’ in the Dashboard.

  • metadataobject

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format. Individual keys can be unset by posting an empty value to them. All keys can be unset by posting an empty value to metadata.

  • subscriptionstring

    The ID of the subscription to invoice, if any. If set, the created invoice will only include pending invoice items for that subscription. The subscription’s billing cycle and regular subscription events won’t be affected.

More parameters

  • account_tax_idsarray of strings

  • application_fee_amountintegerConnect only

  • automatic_taxobject

  • currencyenum

  • custom_fieldsarray of objects

  • days_until_dueinteger

  • default_payment_methodstring

  • default_sourcestring

  • default_tax_ratesarray of strings

  • discountsarray of objects

  • due_datetimestamp

  • effective_attimestamp

  • footerstring

  • from_invoiceobject

  • issuerobjectConnect only

  • numberstring

  • on_behalf_ofstringConnect only

  • payment_settingsobject

  • pending_invoice_items_behaviorenum

  • renderingobject

  • shipping_costobject

  • shipping_detailsobject

  • statement_descriptorstring

  • transfer_dataobjectConnect only

Returns

Returns the invoice object. Raises an error if the customer ID provided is invalid.

POST /v1/invoices
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/invoices \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:" \
-d customer=cus_NeZwdNtLEOXuvB
Response
{
"id": "in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv",
"object": "invoice",
"account_country": "US",
"account_name": "Stripe Docs",
"account_tax_ids": null,
"amount_due": 0,
"amount_paid": 0,
"amount_remaining": 0,
"amount_shipping": 0,
"application": null,
"application_fee_amount": null,
"attempt_count": 0,
"attempted": false,
"auto_advance": false,
"automatic_tax": {
"enabled": false,
"liability": null,
"status": null
},
"billing_reason": "manual",
"charge": null,
"collection_method": "charge_automatically",
"created": 1680644467,
"currency": "usd",
"custom_fields": null,
"customer": "cus_NeZwdNtLEOXuvB",
"customer_address": null,
"customer_email": "jennyrosen@example.com",
"customer_name": "Jenny Rosen",
"customer_phone": null,
"customer_shipping": null,
"customer_tax_exempt": "none",
"customer_tax_ids": [],
"default_payment_method": null,
"default_source": null,
"default_tax_rates": [],
"description": null,
"discount": null,
"discounts": [],
"due_date": null,
"ending_balance": null,
"footer": null,
"from_invoice": null,
"hosted_invoice_url": null,
"invoice_pdf": null,
"issuer": {
"type": "self"
},
"last_finalization_error": null,
"latest_revision": null,
"lines": {
"object": "list",
"data": [],
"has_more": false,
"total_count": 0,
"url": "/v1/invoices/in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv/lines"
},
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"next_payment_attempt": null,
"number": null,
"on_behalf_of": null,
"paid": false,
"paid_out_of_band": false,
"payment_intent": null,
"payment_settings": {
"default_mandate": null,
"payment_method_options": null,
"payment_method_types": null
},
"period_end": 1680644467,
"period_start": 1680644467,
"post_payment_credit_notes_amount": 0,
"pre_payment_credit_notes_amount": 0,
"quote": null,
"receipt_number": null,
"rendering_options": null,
"shipping_cost": null,
"shipping_details": null,
"starting_balance": 0,
"statement_descriptor": null,
"status": "draft",
"status_transitions": {
"finalized_at": null,
"marked_uncollectible_at": null,
"paid_at": null,
"voided_at": null
},
"subscription": null,
"subtotal": 0,
"subtotal_excluding_tax": 0,
"tax": null,
"test_clock": null,
"total": 0,
"total_discount_amounts": [],
"total_excluding_tax": 0,
"total_tax_amounts": [],
"transfer_data": null,
"webhooks_delivered_at": 1680644467
}

Create a preview invoice

At any time, you can preview the upcoming invoice for a customer. This will show you all the charges that are pending, including subscription renewal charges, invoice item charges, etc. It will also show you any discounts that are applicable to the invoice.

Note that when you are viewing an upcoming invoice, you are simply viewing a preview – the invoice has not yet been created. As such, the upcoming invoice will not show up in invoice listing calls, and you cannot use the API to pay or edit the invoice. If you want to change the amount that your customer will be billed, you can add, remove, or update pending invoice items, or update the customer’s discount.

You can preview the effects of updating a subscription, including a preview of what proration will take place. To ensure that the actual proration is calculated exactly the same as the previewed proration, you should pass the subscription_details.proration_date parameter when doing the actual subscription update. The recommended way to get only the prorations being previewed is to consider only proration line items where period[start] is equal to the subscription_details.proration_date value passed in the request.

Parameters

  • customerstring

    The identifier of the customer whose upcoming invoice you’d like to retrieve. If automatic_tax is enabled then one of customer, customer_details, subscription, or schedule must be set.

  • subscriptionstring

    The identifier of the subscription for which you’d like to retrieve the upcoming invoice. If not provided, but a subscription_items is provided, you will preview creating a subscription with those items. If neither subscription nor subscription_items is provided, you will retrieve the next upcoming invoice from among the customer’s subscriptions.

More parameters

  • automatic_taxobject

  • couponstringDeprecated

  • currencyenum

  • customer_detailsobject

  • discountsarray of objects

  • invoice_itemsarray of objects

  • issuerobjectConnect only

  • on_behalf_ofstringConnect only

  • schedulestring

  • schedule_detailsobject

  • subscription_detailsobject

Returns

Returns an invoice if valid customer information is provided. Raises an error otherwise.

POST /v1/invoices/create_preview
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/invoices/create_preview \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:" \
-d customer=cus_NeZwdNtLEOXuvB
Response
{
"id": "upcoming_in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv",
"object": "invoice",
"account_country": "US",
"account_name": "Stripe Docs",
"account_tax_ids": null,
"amount_due": 0,
"amount_paid": 0,
"amount_remaining": 0,
"amount_shipping": 0,
"application": null,
"application_fee_amount": null,
"attempt_count": 0,
"attempted": false,
"auto_advance": false,
"automatic_tax": {
"enabled": false,
"status": null
},
"billing_reason": "manual",
"charge": null,
"collection_method": "charge_automatically",
"created": 1680644467,
"currency": "usd",
"custom_fields": null,
"customer": "cus_NeZwdNtLEOXuvB",
"customer_address": null,
"customer_email": "jennyrosen@example.com",
"customer_name": "Jenny Rosen",
"customer_phone": null,
"customer_shipping": null,
"customer_tax_exempt": "none",
"customer_tax_ids": [],
"default_payment_method": null,
"default_source": null,
"default_tax_rates": [],
"description": null,
"discount": null,
"discounts": [],
"due_date": null,
"ending_balance": null,
"footer": null,
"from_invoice": null,
"hosted_invoice_url": null,
"invoice_pdf": null,
"last_finalization_error": null,
"latest_revision": null,
"lines": {
"object": "list",
"data": [],
"has_more": false,
"total_count": 0,
"url": "/v1/invoices/in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv/lines"
},
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"next_payment_attempt": null,
"number": null,
"on_behalf_of": null,
"paid": false,
"paid_out_of_band": false,
"payment_intent": null,
"payment_settings": {
"default_mandate": null,
"payment_method_options": null,
"payment_method_types": null
},
"period_end": 1680644467,
"period_start": 1680644467,
"post_payment_credit_notes_amount": 0,
"pre_payment_credit_notes_amount": 0,
"quote": null,
"receipt_number": null,
"rendering_options": null,
"shipping_cost": null,
"shipping_details": null,
"starting_balance": 0,
"statement_descriptor": null,
"status": "draft",
"status_transitions": {
"finalized_at": null,
"marked_uncollectible_at": null,
"paid_at": null,
"voided_at": null
},
"subscription": null,
"subtotal": 0,
"subtotal_excluding_tax": 0,
"tax": null,
"test_clock": null,
"total": 0,
"total_discount_amounts": [],
"total_excluding_tax": 0,
"total_tax_amounts": [],
"transfer_data": null,
"webhooks_delivered_at": 1680644467
}

Update an invoice

Draft invoices are fully editable. Once an invoice is finalized, monetary values, as well as collection_method, become uneditable.

If you would like to stop the Stripe Billing engine from automatically finalizing, reattempting payments on, sending reminders for, or automatically reconciling invoices, pass auto_advance=false.

Parameters

  • auto_advanceboolean

    Controls whether Stripe performs automatic collection of the invoice.

  • collection_methodenum

    Either charge_automatically or send_invoice. This field can be updated only on draft invoices.

    Possible enum values
    charge_automatically
    send_invoice
  • descriptionstring

    An arbitrary string attached to the object. Often useful for displaying to users. Referenced as ‘memo’ in the Dashboard.

  • metadataobject

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format. Individual keys can be unset by posting an empty value to them. All keys can be unset by posting an empty value to metadata.

More parameters

  • account_tax_idsarray of strings

  • application_fee_amountintegerConnect only

  • automatic_taxobject

  • custom_fieldsarray of objects

  • days_until_dueinteger

  • default_payment_methodstring

  • default_sourcestring

  • default_tax_ratesarray of strings

  • discountsarray of objects

  • due_datetimestamp

  • effective_attimestamp

  • footerstring

  • issuerobjectConnect only

  • numberstring

  • on_behalf_ofstringConnect only

  • payment_settingsobject

  • renderingobject

  • shipping_costobject

  • shipping_detailsobject

  • statement_descriptorstring

  • transfer_dataobjectConnect only

Returns

Returns the invoice object.

POST /v1/invoices/:id
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/invoices/in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:" \
-d "metadata[order_id]"=6735
Response
{
"id": "in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv",
"object": "invoice",
"account_country": "US",
"account_name": "Stripe Docs",
"account_tax_ids": null,
"amount_due": 0,
"amount_paid": 0,
"amount_remaining": 0,
"amount_shipping": 0,
"application": null,
"application_fee_amount": null,
"attempt_count": 0,
"attempted": false,
"auto_advance": false,
"automatic_tax": {
"enabled": false,
"liability": null,
"status": null
},
"billing_reason": "manual",
"charge": null,
"collection_method": "charge_automatically",
"created": 1680644467,
"currency": "usd",
"custom_fields": null,
"customer": "cus_NeZwdNtLEOXuvB",
"customer_address": null,
"customer_email": "jennyrosen@example.com",
"customer_name": "Jenny Rosen",
"customer_phone": null,
"customer_shipping": null,
"customer_tax_exempt": "none",
"customer_tax_ids": [],
"default_payment_method": null,
"default_source": null,
"default_tax_rates": [],
"description": null,
"discount": null,
"discounts": [],
"due_date": null,
"ending_balance": null,
"footer": null,
"from_invoice": null,
"hosted_invoice_url": null,
"invoice_pdf": null,
"issuer": {
"type": "self"
},
"last_finalization_error": null,
"latest_revision": null,
"lines": {
"object": "list",
"data": [],
"has_more": false,
"total_count": 0,
"url": "/v1/invoices/in_1MtHbELkdIwHu7ixl4OzzPMv/lines"
},
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {
"order_id": "6735"
},
"next_payment_attempt": null,
"number": null,
"on_behalf_of": null,
"paid": false,
"paid_out_of_band": false,
"payment_intent": null,
"payment_settings": {
"default_mandate": null,
"payment_method_options": null,
"payment_method_types": null
},
"period_end": 1680644467,
"period_start": 1680644467,
"post_payment_credit_notes_amount": 0,
"pre_payment_credit_notes_amount": 0,
"quote": null,
"receipt_number": null,
"rendering_options": null,
"shipping_cost": null,
"shipping_details": null,
"starting_balance": 0,
"statement_descriptor": null,
"status": "draft",
"status_transitions": {
"finalized_at": null,
"marked_uncollectible_at": null,
"paid_at": null,
"voided_at": null
},
"subscription": null,
"subtotal": 0,
"subtotal_excluding_tax": 0,
"tax": null,
"test_clock": null,
"total": 0,
"total_discount_amounts": [],
"total_excluding_tax": 0,
"total_tax_amounts": [],
"transfer_data": null,
"webhooks_delivered_at": 1680644467
}

Update an invoice's line item

Updates an invoice’s line item. Some fields, such as tax_amounts, only live on the invoice line item, so they can only be updated through this endpoint. Other fields, such as amount, live on both the invoice item and the invoice line item, so updates on this endpoint will propagate to the invoice item as well. Updating an invoice’s line item is only possible before the invoice is finalized.

Parameters

  • invoicestringRequired

    Invoice ID of line item

  • line_item_idstringRequired

    Invoice line item ID

  • amountinteger

    The integer amount in cents of the charge to be applied to the upcoming invoice. If you want to apply a credit to the customer’s account, pass a negative amount.

  • descriptionstring

    An arbitrary string which you can attach to the invoice item. The description is displayed in the invoice for easy tracking.

  • metadataobject

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format. Individual keys can be unset by posting an empty value to them. All keys can be unset by posting an empty value to metadata.

  • periodobject

    The period associated with this invoice item. When set to different values, the period will be rendered on the invoice. If you have Stripe Revenue Recognition enabled, the period will be used to recognize and defer revenue. See the Revenue Recognition documentation for details.

  • pricestring

    The ID of the price object.

  • quantityinteger

    Non-negative integer. The quantity of units for the line item.

More parameters

  • discountableboolean

  • discountsarray of objects

  • price_dataobject

  • tax_amountsarray of objects

  • tax_ratesarray of strings

Returns

The updated invoice’s line item object is returned upon success. Otherwise, this call raises an error.

POST /v1/invoices/:id/lines/:id
cURL
curl -X POST https://api.stripe.com/v1/invoices/in_1NuhUa2eZvKYlo2CWYVhyvD9/lines/il_tmp_1Nzo1ZGgdF1VjufLzD1UUn9R \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:"
Response
{
"id": "il_tmp_1Nzo1ZGgdF1VjufLzD1UUn9R",
"object": "line_item",
"amount": 1000,
"amount_excluding_tax": 1000,
"currency": "usd",
"description": "My First Invoice Item (created for API docs)",
"discount_amounts": [],
"discountable": true,
"discounts": [],
"invoice_item": "ii_1Nzo1ZGgdF1VjufLzD1UUn9R",
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"period": {
"end": 1696975413,
"start": 1696975413
},
"price": {
"id": "price_1NzlYfGgdF1VjufL0cVjLJVI",
"object": "price",
"active": true,
"billing_scheme": "per_unit",
"created": 1696965933,
"currency": "usd",
"custom_unit_amount": null,
"livemode": false,
"lookup_key": null,
"metadata": {},
"nickname": null,
"product": "prod_OnMHDH6VBmYlTr",
"recurring": null,
"tax_behavior": "unspecified",
"tiers_mode": null,
"transform_quantity": null,
"type": "one_time",
"unit_amount": 1000,
"unit_amount_decimal": "1000"
},
"proration": false,
"proration_details": {
"credited_items": null
},
"quantity": 1,
"subscription": null,
"tax_amounts": [],
"tax_rates": [],
"type": "invoiceitem",
"unit_amount_excluding_tax": "1000"
}
Stripe Shell
Test mode
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