Examples of cash receipts are available on Vertex42.com and BrightHub.com. Both sites also offer downloadable templates for cash receipts, available in Microsoft Word and Excel formats.
In order to be considered legal documents, all cash receipts must contain certain information, including the date of the transaction, the name and contact information of the individual making the payment, the name of the recipient and the amount of the transaction. Receipts should also include a brief description of each item sold or service rendered. It is also useful to include a field on the receipt that notes whether the purchaser paid in cash.