Receipt Templates

A Receipt template is a written acknowledgment that a certain article, service or amount of money has been received. They are essential to any business and come in many forms depending on the type of business and regulations that apply. It is worth doing some research and searching the internet for online solutions as you can save a great deal of money.


Receipts are required by most businesses and need to include certain information such the price of the items, any vat charged and the total. The easiest solution is for a small business to use a receipt template.

To get a receipt template you could:

  • Download from the internet
  • Use Office software websites (see the ones listed here)
  • Create your own in Word / Open Office
  • Use a standalone program
  • Buy a pre-printed book


Download a receipt template from the Internet


If you search for receipt templates via the search engines you will see a lot of web sites offering them. Some are good, but the ones highlighted on this site are better. Free receipt templates are available if you know where to look.

Buy online at an office web site

There are many sites available that will provide a receipt template either free or for a small cost. Free ones tend to be limited but there are good suppliers that charge a small amount for receipt books.

Create in Word / Open Office

If you know what information needs to be included on a receipt template then you can use a standard office program such as Word, Excel or Open Office to produce them yourself. They won't look as good as the purchased templates but they will do the job.

Use a standalone program

You can purchase programs that will calculate all the necessary item charges and vat etc. This can be a good option for a larger business.

Some things to consider:

  • Provides duplicate copies of receipts
  • Pre-printed layout
  • Carbonless paper
  • Colour-coded duplicate pages
  • Strong twin-wire binding

Find the best receipt template for your business.