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Process an Auth-only (Authorization only) transaction in QuickBooks

Authorizations generate a pending transaction on the card holder's account. They generally expire within 1-10 business days but may appear on their account much longer, depending on the card issuing bank's specifications.
IMPORTANT: Any authorizations over 10 days old are considered expired and will need to be re-authorized to ensure proper funding.

  1. Open the QuickBooks company file.
  2. On the Customers menu, select Credit Card Processing Activities > Authorize/Capture Payments
  3. Enter the payment information.
  4. Click Save to complete the authorization.
    Note: The transaction will not be completed until the Authorization is captured in QuickBooks.

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