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Utility Bill

A utility bill is a statement showing charges for different utilities, such as gas, water, electricity, or internet. This document shows a fixed charge a business or a household needs to pay for the services and contains important data, like account number, payment due date, name, and address. Since utility bills are typically dated, they are used as proof of address (PoA) documents. 

In simple words, any document from a utility service provider showing the issuing date, the person’s name, address, and usage charges can be considered a utility bill. These documents are sent monthly, or sometimes several times a year, by email or post.

 

Frequently asked questions

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What are Some Utility Bill Examples?

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Some common utility bill examples include charges for services like:

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Heating oil
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Cable services

In the UK, for instance, utility bill examples include the Scottish power bill, Virgin Media Broadband bill, Thames Water bill, and so on.

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What is Proof of Address Verification?

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Why Do Companies Ask for Utility Bills?

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What Information Does a Utility Bill Provide?

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Why are Utility Bill Checks Important?

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What Makes a Document a Valid Form of PoA?

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What Challenges Can Arise When Verifying Utility Bills?

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