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How to Import Sales Receipts into QuickBooks Desktop?

Import Sales Receipts into QuickBooks Desktop

Import Sales Receipts from Supported File Formats directly into QuickBooks Desktop using SaasAnt Transactions (Desktop) - #1 user rated and Intuit trusted bulk data automation tool built exclusively for QuickBooks.

SaasAnt Transactions (Desktop) supports QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise, and Accountant Editions.

You can download the free trial of the software directly from the SaasAnt Website. Follow this article for detailed installation instruction.

Steps to Import Sales Receipts into QuickBooks Desktop

Importing with SaasAnt Transaction is a breeze with our simplified and powerful Import wizard. Just follow a simple 3 step process to bulk import your sales receipts to QuickBooks.

Click Import button in the Dashboard screen or Import option from the File menu in the menubar to navigate to  File Selection screen of the Import wizard(Step 1).

  • Step 1 - File Selection: Select "QuickBooks Transaction Type" as "Sales Receipt". "Select Your File" - You can either click "Browse File" to browse and select the file from local computer folder or click "Sample Templates" to navigate to SaasAnt sample file in local.
  • Step 2 - Mapping: Set up the mapping of the file columns corresponding to QuickBooks fields. This step will be automated for you if you use the SaasAnt template file. Download Sample Template file.
  • Step 3 - Review & Import: Review your file data in the Review Grid screen and click "Send to QuickBooks" to upload your file data to QuickBooks.

More detailed instruction of the steps are available in this article.

Import Sales Receipts into QuickBooks Desktop

Field NameFormatDescription
Sales Receipt noText (Max Length: 11 Characters)Reference number for the transaction. By default, this value is used only for internal processing by SaasAnt Transactions (Desktop), and QuickBooks auto-generates a new value. This can be changed in the import settings.
CustomerTextReference to the customer.
Customer reference from below options.
Customer Look up Strategies with Import Settings- Full Name, First Name, Company Name, Account NO., Resale NO., Custom Field, Look up
Sales receipt dateDateDate of the transaction
Due DateDateDue date of the transaction
Check NoText (Max Length: 11 Characters)The reference number for the payment received by Check
Ship dateDateDate of the shipping
Billing Address line 1Text (Max Length: 41 Characters)1st line of the Billing Address
Billing Address line 2Text (Max Length: 41 Characters)2nd line of the Billing address
Billing Address CityText (Max Length: 41 Characters)Name of the City
Billing Address StateText (Max Length: 41 Characters)Name of the State
Billing Address Postal CodeText (Max Length: 41 Characters)Zip Code
Shipping MethodReference TextShipping method for the transaction(DHL, Federal Express, UPS, etc., )
Product/ServiceReference TextName of the Product/Service (OR) Item.
Item reference from below options.
Item Look up Strategies with Import Settings- Full Name, Custom Field, Look up
Product/Service DescriptionText (Max Length: 4095 Characters)Description of the product/service, if any
Product/Service QuantityDecimalNo. of items for the line
Product/Service RateNumeric/DecimalPer unit price of the line item
Product/Service AmountNumeric/DecimalTotal amount of the transaction
Product/Service TaxableBooleanEither TRUE/FALSE (OR) Taxable/Non Taxable
ClassTextName of the Class for the whole transaction
Product/Service ClassTextName of the Class for each line of the transaction
Product/Service Tax codeTextSales tax code for the transaction
Message to CustomerText (Max Length: 4095 Characters)Any message you would like to give to customer, which can be viewed by customer
MemoText (Max Length: 4095 Characters)Private note of the transaction.
Customer Sales tax code Reference TextTax code of the customer
Lot No
Lot number of the transaction


All (*) marked fields are mandatory. 

Import Settings

A host of powerful customisations for your file data is available with Import Settings. This is available in the  Step 3: Review & Import screen or directly under "Edit" Menu in the menubar. Some of the very useful settings for transaction includes:

  • Find Matching Transactions in QuickBooks by: Identifier to locate existing transactions in your QuickBooks.
  • Action When a Matched Transaction Found: If an existing transaction is found for the above setting identifier then the corresponding action to be taken. You can choose to Duplicate/ Ignore/ Update/ Append existing transaction in your QuickBooks.
  • Pre-Import Validation: Validate the complete file before importing to QuickBooks. By turning this setting ON, file rows will be imported only after cleaning up all the issues in file. This option however will delay the import.

More details about the settings related to Automatic creation of Items, Assigning reference number from the file, etc are available in this article.


Most of us would have some questions while moving data to your QuickBooks Online. Some of them for your reference below:

  • I want to import Sales Receipts with Receipts Numbers from File. Is it supported?

            Yes. It is supported.

  • Will your application support Multi Line Transactions?

            Yes. It will.Same Receipts Number needs to be inputed in all the lines.

  • I made some mistakes in the Import and my QuickBooks reports got corrupted. Is there any way to undo or revert my Import?

            It is possible to undo the import completely/ partially with the Delete feature.

  • Does your app support taxes?

            Yes. It does.

  • I don't want to create products automatically for my Sales Receipts. I can't create products before each upload. Is it supported?

            Yes. It is. You can auto-create unavailable products/ services Or turn this setting off in the import settings.

  • My file has some specific date format. I don't want to change the file. Will your product support all date formats?

            Yes. You can select the specific date format as per your requirement in the import settings.

  • Do you have any sample templates?

            Yes. We do have. Sample Template

  • What are the file types supported by your application?

            TXT, CSV, XLS, XLSX etc. Supported File Formats 

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