Short Answer : You can't for ACH from within QB
That is wrong. You can ACH from within QB (Online), for free, unlimited payments.
I just tried to setup a recurring sales receipt for a customer, but regardless of whether I select "QuickBooks Payments - Bank" or "Check" as the Payment method, I never get a checkbox option to send an Authorization hyperlink, nor does it ask me for any banking information. What could I be missing?
Thanks for joining in the Online Community, howardt1.
I’d be glad to clarify why the box to send the credit card form is missing.
This can happen if your merchant service account is not linked to your QBO company. You can go to the Account and Settings page to review the setup.
However, if the account is not yet connected, check out this article for the detailed steps: Link your merchant account.
Make sure to go directly to the Link your merchant service to QuickBooks Online section.
After following the resolution, you'll now be able to see the authorization link and continue with setting up the recurring sales receipt feature.
Let me know if you have additional questions about tracking transactions via Merchant Services. I'll be around to answer them. Have a good one
I use Quickbooks desktop not online version. I have tried for hours but the only option for recurring payments is via a credit card. How can I setup recurring payments via ACH.
You should be able to set up ACH as the payment method for one-time or recurring sales receipts. Let's get this set up first from your Merchant Services account first.
In your QuickBooks Desktop, create a sales receipt, choose the payment method as e-CHECK, and check the Process payment box. This will be saved in your Manage Recurring Payments window.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
# 2 below DOES NOT EXIST when logging into quickbooks recurring payments. Does not exist for me either.
Still does not work. Cannot get past credit card info. Always says it is required. I want ACH direct to bank only.
I suspect it's because ACH payment is only $1 and credit card payments earn quickbooks 3%. :(
Allow me to join in the discussion and help provide clarification about setting up automatic recurring payments.
In QuickBooks Desktop, there's no available option to set up automatic recurring ACH payment. This is only available if you're creating a recurring credit card payment.
However, if you are using the QuickBooks Online version, you can definitely set up automatic recurring ACH payments. All of this information and more is available from our guide on setting up recurring sales receipt in QuickBooks Online.
As always, I'm here if you should have questions about recurring payments or anything else. Have a good one.
"You should be able to set up ACH as the payment method for one-time or recurring sales receipts. "
"In QuickBooks Desktop, there's no available option to set up automatic recurring ACH payment."
Both "QuickBooks Team" members.
Who is right?
It appears @Anonymous is right as I have tried relentlessly and it can't be done. Its ashamed Intuit is so poorly run that most people who answered this question going back years has always answered the question as if it was a different question.
Thank you for noticing, @Malcolm Ziman. Let me confirm my answer about recurring ACH payment.
In QuickBooks Desktop, when you go to the Customers menu, you can only select Credit Card Processing Activities in setting up recurring payments. There's no available option to do this using ACH payment.
I appreciate you joining in the discussion, @Anonymous. Yes, you're right, we don't have this option in the Desktop version. Even if you go to the Merchant Services account, there's no option to select the ACH payment method on their processing tool for recurring payments.
I hope this clears up the confusion about the availability of this setup in the Desktop.
Let me know if you have other questions about recurring payments. I'm here to help however I can.
The method you mention is for credit cards... the problem we're all trying to solve is to setup recurring ACH payments, not with credit cards
I appreciate you joining us here in the Community, @jaimenacach.
Allow me to step into this conversation and provide some details about setting up recurring ACH payments in QuickBooks.
At this time, being able to process recurring ACH payments for Merchant Services isn't available. However, in QuickBooks Online, you'll be able to process recurring sales receipts. Our developers are constantly working to improve our product to help you manage your business easier.
I'm taking note of this preference, and raise this concern to our engineers so this will be taken care of. I'd encourage you to visit our QuickBooks Online Blog regularly to be updated about our latest news, features, and updates about what our Product Care Team is working on.
If you are using QuickBooks Desktop, you can check on the What's New section on your QuickBooks for some updates.
Please don't hesitate to post any questions that you may have concerning QuickBooks. I'll be around to help you out. Have a great day!
At this time, being able to process recurring ACH payments isn't an option for us.
When was the ability to process recurring ACH payments removed?
Hello, @Malcolm Ziman.
Processing recurring ACH payments haven't been removed in QuickBooks Online. However, being able to do a recurring ACH payment in Merchant Services isn't available. I've already updated my response above to provide clarifications to other customers.
Thank you for your feedback, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Take care!
@BettyJaneB to clarify the ridiculously confusing information shared throughout this thread by Inuit, we used to be able to process automated ACH drafts via QBO but now we aren't able to through (in my case, Intuit Merchant Services). Has this been added back in during the last ~4 months? Do we have to process this manually via QBO/connected merchant account and it works as intended or are we not able to process these at all through QBO/connected merchant account. For clarity, this is to charge our customers and receive money from them in exchange for our services via automatic ACH draft, NOT paying a vendor. Thanks!
I appreciate you for clarifying the issue, ZydecoMedia.
You'll have to make sure that you enter the bank account information before sending the payment. Then, tick (✓) the I have authorization and would like to process this transaction button to successfully process the ACH payments.
If the same thing happened, I'd suggest reaching out to our Merchant Service Team. They'll further verify why you're unable to process the payment.
Just go to this page: Which Payments product do you need help with?. Then, you'll see their contact information under QuickBooks Desktop Payments.
Feel free to post here if you have other concerns. Thank you.