>Is my accountant going to accept that as a valid expense?
Yes. It's backed up with your credit card statement also.
VAT planning Frank :) Nice article from The Register concerning this very issue and AOL, well worth a read; "Currently, AOL UK is treated as a content provider domiciled outside the European Union, and therefore not subject to VAT" [theregister.co.uk...]
frank - i've had no trouble with accounting without real invoices.
NFFC - the AOL situation will only continue for another 12 months. See this: [theregister.co.uk...]
to all intents and purposes, AOL UK is no different to any other UK based ISP in that they appear to be british based and provide (only) to a british audience.
Google on the other hand provide a worldwide service through adwords, based in the US - anyone in the world can sign up to advertise anywhere in the world. this makes google adwords vastly different to AOL UK.