Receipt templates

No matter which payment method your customers use, receipt documents are often one of the last professional documents that your customers will see. With a receipt template from PandaDoc, you can ensure that your sales receipts have all the necessary information and that they leave a great last impression.

Car Receipt Template

Car Receipt Template

Whether you’re a dealership or a private owner, use this car receipt template to mark the point of vehicle sale in a completely legal and secure fashion.

Rental Receipt Template

Rental Receipt Template

Whether you’re invoicing or providing a receipt, this Rental Receipt Template is a jack of all trades! With this template you can handle transactions between yourself and your tenants legally and effectively.

Service Receipt Template

Service Receipt Template

Use this free service receipt template to provide your customers with a receipt after they pay for services rendered (or to be rendered).

Deposit Receipt

Deposit Receipt Template

Whether you’re a landlord or selling a product or service, this free deposit receipt template gives your customers reassurance and proof of deposit.

Restaurant Receipt Template

Restaurant Receipt Template

This free restaurant receipt template let’s you offer your customers the choice of a printed or online receipt and helps turn over tables faster.

Hotel Receipt Template

Hotel Receipt Template

Let your guests leave swiftly and happily, allowing them to check out and sign off on this online, free hotel receipt template.

Receipt Book Template

Receipt Book Template

You can easily keep track of all your receipts online with this sample receipt book template.

Why receipts matter

Your receipts are important documents for your business because they acknowledge that a transaction has taken place between your business and another party.

Serving as both a proof of payment and a record of transacted goods means that this document is critical to your business operation. Because receipts are often itemized, it’s also possible to determine critical information about a sale — such as the identity of the payer — or how a payment should be allocated.

You may also need to submit your receipts for tax purposes, to clarify discrepancies in your tax return, or to clear up any misunderstandings with the internal revenue service in the event of an audit.

While receipts make practical sense from a business perspective, you may be required by law to provide a receipt as proof of transaction, depending on where your business operates. Check with a lawyer before deciding not to offer a receipt during your sales process.

What information should a receipt contain?

Most receipts require a basic set of information along with industry-dependent customization. Here are some basic items you should include on your receipt form:

Depending on what type of business you operate, you may also include additional information or you may choose to deliver your receipts in different ways.

For example, a rent receipt template or rent deposit receipt template might include information on the rent payment or the security deposit whereas a taxi receipt template might include the transit information and a subtotal of the fare.

If you operate a small business through an online channel, you might also contain information on how to download a printable PDF of your digital receipt so that customers can save it for their records.

Receipt templates for your business

Whether you need a cash receipt template to sell goods or a donation receipt that you can issue to customers, our free receipt templates can help you create and send this essential business documentation with ease.

Frequently asked questions

When should I issue a receipt?

Typically, you should issue a receipt when a transaction takes place.

In a retail or sales environment, this happens when a credit card or cash payment is received. You might email a printable receipt at checkout if you operate a hotel or upon package delivery if you run a package service.

How long should I keep track of my business receipts?

In general, you’ll want to keep your receipts for the amount of time that the government can request to review your records. For tax purposes, the IRS suggests keeping records for around three years, but that number changes depending on the situation.

How do I create a receipt template?

While it’s possible to create a receipt template using Microsoft Word or Excel, PandaDoc makes it easy to create blank receipt templates that you can modify to suit your business needs.

If you have templates in a .docx format, you can also upload them to your PandaDoc account and modify them within the PandaDoc editor.

Can I issue a handwritten receipt?

Handwritten receipts are considered valid records of a transaction, and many businesses keep a receipt book on hand for exactly that reason.

If you issue receipts at the time of transaction and plan on using any form of software to issue a receipt (even a printable receipt), you should create a payment receipt template that you can use as a backup in case your system goes down.

What is the difference between an invoice and a receipt?

An invoice is typically issued prior to the receipt of payment and tells a customer what they should pay whereas a receipt is issued after a transaction has been completed. Many companies allow an invoice to serve as a receipt or use invoices and receipts at different stages of the sales cycle.

PandaDoc offers free templates for both invoices and receipts so that we can help you take care of customers in any way you see fit.