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What is the difference between accounts receivable and sales receipts?

 
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Best answer 10-15-2018

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When you create an invoice for a sale - you expect to get...

When you create an invoice for a sale - you expect to get paid later - it goes into Accounts Receivable.

When you are entering the sale & receipt of money at the same time, you use a Sales Receipt.  

I hope this is helpful.
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When you create an invoice for a sale - you expect to get...

When you create an invoice for a sale - you expect to get paid later - it goes into Accounts Receivable.

When you are entering the sale & receipt of money at the same time, you use a Sales Receipt.  

I hope this is helpful.
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Michelle, I have observed that difference, I am wondering...

Michelle, I have observed that difference, I am wondering in terms of quickbooks reporting?
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Which reports?  Which basis -- cash or accrual?   With A...

Which reports?  Which basis -- cash or accrual?  

With Accrual reports, income is as of the date of the invoice.

With Cash reports, income is as of the date payment is received (Receive payment or Sales Receipt).
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Michelle, you read my mind...I wanted to make sure that s...

Michelle, you read my mind...I wanted to make sure that sales receipts were reported on profit and loss (as sales)with accrual basis.

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