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Undated cheque was given by client but client asks me continually not to deposit it

The receipt is irrelevant. It only means that you acknowledge that you were given a check, not that the check was any good. Since you have not yet started the work, I recommend that, if you have ...
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Is it standard to not provide receipts or invoices for donations?

They did send you a receipt, it's just informal and not a separate document like a .pdf file. I can't speak for your employer but at least for the IRS, I think the email should suffice for the tax ...
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Undated cheque was given by client but client asks me continually not to deposit it

As you've clarified in comments, the cheque is advanced payment for work you haven't done yet. Given that, unless waiting for this work is actively stopping you doing some other work, I would just ...
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Is it standard to not provide receipts or invoices for donations?

Thank you for your generous donation of [price omitted]. Your contribution was received on [date omitted]. Every dollar counts and we appreciate your contribution to our cause. That is your receipt.
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Do I need to save paper receipts to be able to return items?

This entirely depends on the individual store's policies. In general, stores are not required to accept returns at all. So when they do accept returns, they can put any conditions they want on them. ...
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Is it standard to not provide receipts or invoices for donations?

In my experience I have received proof of contribution by one or more methods every time I make a contribution: Email from the charity Email from a 3rd party. That is when participating in a charity ...
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In Chicago, would it be possible to get a receipt totalling $20.17?

According to Wikipedia, the Illinois state sales tax (which is one component of the Chicago rate) can be different on different types of goods (e.g., groceries vs prepared food). It is left as an ...
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How to dispute a cash transaction I don't have a receipt for?

I doubt there is anything you can do to convince them you paid, outside of just talking to them, which it seems you already tried. These are the possibilities I can think of for how this happened: ...
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Undated cheque was given by client but client asks me continually not to deposit it

There is no country tag so I will go for France (even though I do not think this is the right country) EDIT: the country tag has been added following my suggestion, I leave the French aspect below ...
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Why are shop receipts required

Receipts are required for tracking and documentation. You give someone something - you get a receipt back to acknowledge it. It is useful in a wide variety of applications: Proof of ownership/...
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What should a medical receipt contain to be IRS-approved for an HSA withdrawal in the United States?

Ideally you would keep both the bill and payment receipt, so you can prove that those payments were for eligible expenses. Practically though, I believe a payment receipt by itself that shows a ...
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Can I get a charitable receipt for donating books?

Exact rules are going to depend on your location, but let me give you some principles. Getting a tax receipt for anything is a matter of finding a charity who wants your books, and values them enough ...
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Feasibility of changing debit amount if customer doesn't ask for a receipt?

In my experience, even with such POS machines, there is a display that asks you to confirm your total, as a very last step, even if they ask if you want a receipt as a first step. By this manner, it ...
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Undated cheque was given by client but client asks me continually not to deposit it

If the money is not in your account then you haven't received an advanced payment, period. This client is living in your mind rent-free and keeping you from focusing on other clients. If the work has ...
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How to handle company related purchases when abroad (in U.S.)

There is basically no chance that you'll be able to get an invoice from a normal retail store in the United States. You can get a receipt as you are doing today. Invoices would generally only be ...
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In Chicago, would it be possible to get a receipt totalling $20.17?

Also, depending on the state, they may have or permit specific rules for rounding which are other than strictly mathematical, such as tax tables, which change at arbitrarily chosen pennies, not ...
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Is it standard to not provide receipts or invoices for donations?

Generally, a nonprofit that won't produce such documentation is ungrateful at the very least. That's very bad optics for a non-profit who depends on donations. So any responsible nonprofit manager ...
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How to dispute a cash transaction I don't have a receipt for?

Most practices I've gone to use a triplicate paper form called a "medical encounter form"with the specialty's most common procedure codes and laboratory codes preprinted. (And rarer ones hand added). ...
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Should I expect a receipt when giving a post-dated cheque?

Yes you want a receipt. Imagine the scenario that next month you don't send in the payment, because you already gave it to them. Then they send you a bill for the late fee. Now you call them up and ...
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How to refuse a Clearxchange payment?

Your bank uses ClearXchange, not you. It is not a website where you open an account, like many others, but an inter-bank transfer system based on email addresses, kind of like free wire transfers ...
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Best Practices for Managing Paper Receipts

I store all my receipts digitally, and make sure to input them into accounting program sooner than later, just so I don't forget about it. For practical purposes, the two important things are: ...
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In Chicago, would it be possible to get a receipt totalling $20.17?

As suggested in BrenBarn's answer, the sales tax on groceries in Chicago is only 2.25%. Therefore, if you purchase $19.73 worth of food at a grocery store, your total should end up at $20.17, if the ...
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Given wrong POS machine receipt, should I be worried?

We have a similar system in Australia, and I’m using that as a basis to answer your question. There are 3 relationships involved in the transaction: Bank and retailer - your R receipt is the ...
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How does the IRS expect HSA "receipts for medical expenses" to look in praxis?

I have not personally been audited for HSA distributions, so this is just my understanding of the rules. The IRS really only cares about three things: Was the expense a Qualified Medical Expense (QME)...
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How does the IRS expect HSA "receipts for medical expenses" to look in praxis?

For me this was the easiest when I had a debit card from the HSA. I generally keep three items related for each visit. The paperwork from the doctors office. It gives the medical codes and basic ...
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What should a medical receipt contain to be IRS-approved for an HSA withdrawal in the United States?

I find the records that must be kept to be very simple. I get the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement from the insurance company. This has the benefit of including the medical procedure code, and ...
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How should I charge a personal Bank Account for a Business transaction? (UK)

The account your client uses to pay you is irrelevant to you, and in general you can't know whether an account is business or personal unless they tell you or show you the cheque book or similar. ...
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Is it a legal requirement for a shop owner in India to give me a receipt if I purchased something in their shop?

It is a legal requirement as per various shop acts. Quite a few small shops don't give receipts to avoid taxes
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In Chicago, would it be possible to get a receipt totalling $20.17?

Every state I have dealt with always rounded up. When I worked a cash register and the tax was 5% a purchase that cost $1.00 was charged a tax of $0.05. If the total was $1.01 the tax was $0.06
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