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Create and send customer statements in QuickBooks Online

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Learn how to send statements to show customers summaries of their invoices, payments, credits, and balances.

When customers have outstanding balances or invoices that will soon be overdue, you can send them a customer statement. These are gentle, detailed reminders about upcoming deadlines. There are three types of customer statements in QuickBooks. Here's how to create Balance Forward, Open Item, and Transaction Statements.

Create a customer statement

  1. Go to Sales and select Customers (Take me there).
  2. Select the checkboxes for the customers you want to make statements for.
  3. From the Batch actions drop-down ▼, select Create statements.
  4. From the Statement Type drop-down ▼, select the customer statement type:
    • Balance Forward: Lists invoices and payments with outstanding balances for a specific date range.
    • Open Item: Lists all open, unpaid invoices from the last 365 days.
    • Transaction Statement: Lists all transactions for the selected date range.
  5. Select the dates for the statements and the date range.
  6. Review the customer's email addresses.
  7. Select SaveSave and closeSave and send, or Print or Preview.

Tip: If you make changes to a transaction on a statement, the statement will automatically update to match.

View current customer statements

  1. Go to Sales and select Customers (Take me there).
  2. Select the customer you want to see the statement for and go to the Statements tab.
  3. Select the date range from the Date drop-down.

To delete a statement, open it and select the Delete option.

Customise your statements

There are a few customisation options for statements:

  1. Go to Settings ⚙ and select Account and settings.
  2. Select the Sales tab and go to the Statements section.
  3. Select Edit ✎.
  4. Select List each transaction as a single line or List each transaction including all detail lines.
  5. Select the Show ageing table at bottom of statement option.
  6. Select Save and Done.

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