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Receipt Template Highlights

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Completely free receipt templates that are ready to send to clients.

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The template automatically calculates subtotal and grand total amounts.

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Built from scratch to fit the needs of your unique business.

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Consistently formatted with all the essential receipt elements included.

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Templates include printer-friendly formatting for easy printing.


How do I use Invoice Simple’s free receipt templates?

Simply download the Word Docx or Excel file and fill out the customizable fields. Then you’re ready to email or print the receipt.

Is Excel or Word Doc better to use for creating receipt templates?

Microsoft Word Doc is designed for general documents such as letters and reports. You can usually make good-looking documents in Word. However, it can be quite a pain to add line items and totals and to calculate taxes.

Some recommend using Excel instead because of its automatic formulas. Excel makes it quite easy to add up your totals and measure taxes. You can set up a table with items and quantities with little effort.

However, Excel falls short on the visuals. It’s very hard to make the receipt look professional, even when using professionally designed receipt templates.

Why should I use a receipt maker to create my own receipts?

The best way to make a receipt is to use tools and software designed for making receipts and invoices instead of just using a receipt template. You can use these tools to gain the best of both worlds! Great convenience as well as amazing style.

That’s where we come in. We’ve built our receipt maker to be a great alternative to Word and Excel. Here are some of the added benefits of using Invoice Simple:

  • Professional layout
  • Fully customizable
  • Clients and items are saved automatically
  • Simple bookkeeping for tax season

If you’re handing out receipts more than once or twice a year, it makes a lot of sense to switch to a receipt maker.

How do I write out a receipt?

Receipts are essentially paid invoices, so for guidance on writing the perfect receipt, our invoice guide is a great place to start.

What’s the difference between an invoice and a receipt?

You may have seen that our invoice generator and receipt maker have a lot in common. Both require similar information and are formatted similarly. So, what’s the difference?

The main difference between an invoice and a receipt is the timing. An invoice is issued after services or products are rendered but before payment is made. A receipt is issued — largely with the same information — after payment has been made. A receipt documents for both the buyer and the seller that the transaction is complete.

How do I use these receipt templates?

Wondering how to make a receipt? Use our compilation of free receipt templates. Feel free to download, modify and use any you like. If you’re looking for a rental, cash, or donations receipt, scroll up to our specialized receipt template section. They have their own pages.

How do I make a receipt with a Google Sheets template?

To make a receipt on Google Sheets:

1. Select the download link — you’ll be taken to Google Sheets.
2. It’ll say that the receipt is ‘read only’.
3. Select ‘File -> Make a copy’ in the menu to get your own editable version.
4. Edit your details.
5. Download & send to your customers!

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