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Jacquelyn Lynn is a business writer whose dynamic books and insightful articles have been helping business owners and managers work smarter and more profitably for more than two decades. She is the author of Entrepreneur’s Almanac, Online Shopper’s Survival Guide and co-author of Make Big Profits on eBay, as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine. For more information and for the link to her business blog, visit www.jacquelynlynn.com.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Receipts printed with disappearing ink

When you make a purchase in a brick-and-mortar store that might need to be returned (either for an exchange or for warranty repairs) or that is a deductible business expense, make a photocopy of the original receipt and attach the two before filing them. Why? Because many retail receipts are printed on thermal paper that fades. When they become unreadable, you can’t use them to prove the date of purchase or the amount.

Read the discussion on this issue at Janet Attard’s blog.




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