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Old 28th August 2007, 11:46 PM   #1

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Default Service Business Receipts

I know this is going to seem really simple and obviouse but I am new to this and I want to make sure I am doing things right. I just started writing receipts for my service business. The receipt book I bought has the following fields:

Date: Self-Explanatory

Received From: I assume I put the company or individual I receive payment from.

$: Self-Explanatory

For: I assume this is the type of service performed.


From: I assume this is where I put my business name.

To: I guess I again put the business or individual's name I am writing the receipt for.

By: I assume I put my personal name. Not sure I should print or sign here.

Account: I think is how much is owed on the account.

Payment: I guess I again put the amount above.

Balance Due: Self-Explanatory.

Please let me know if my assumptions are correct or please clarify. Thank you for your help.


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Old 29th August 2007, 08:50 AM   #2
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Actually, it sounds like you have a pretty generic receipt. You don't need to enter something in each field. There is no "universal law regarding receipts". All you need to do is put in the date, the client's name the amount, what it is for and sign it. You can write across the middle, it dosen't matter. Date, who the money is from, why, and sign it. The rest of the fields are for if someone wants more information.

Again, there is no law or rules regarding receipts. They can be on napkins, as long as they show the basics.

And if you want to really do it right you need receipts with pre-printed consecutive numbers and you need to save all copies of any voided receipts, There should be no "break" in the numbers, you should have all of them,

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