Receipts v4 - Get Started

The Receipts V4 API accepts three different formulae for posting a receipt:

  1. Receipt Data - Your receipt data is stored along with an automatically generated receipt image file.
  2. Receipt Data & Receipt Image - Your receipt data and receipt image file are stored.
  3. Receipt Image w/o Data - Your receipt image file is stored along with some accompanying metadata.

All of the above are receipt resources, but the service draws a distinction between resources with data versus resources that are standalone images.

Resources with data are schema-enforced and are referred to as e-receipts.

Resources of standalone images are referred to as Image-Only Receipts.

These two different resources are sent/fetched from the Receipts V4 API via different endpoints:

  • E-Receipts (Receipts With Data) - Use E-Receipt Endpoints
  • Image-Only Receipts (Standalone Images Without Data) - Use Image-Only Receipt Endpoints

Note: The Receipts V4 API only provides GET access to individual or user’s receipts that have been submitted through this API, and, therefore the response will not be comprehensive of every user receipt within SAP Concur. All other images should be obtained via the Image v1 API. Additionally, only the receipts will be returned, there will not be any corresponding entry data. Examples of Enterprise apps that should use the Image v1 API include: ERP integrations for financial journal entry postings, VAT reclaim integrations that obtain transactions to calculate VAT reclaim, project billing integrations used to substantiate expenses billed back, etc.


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Important Usage Restrictions

SAP Concur systems and clients rely on e-receipts to be legally valid tax documents in the relevant government jurisdictions. Use of the Receipts endpoint to post e-receipts must therefore meet the following criteria:

  • The e-receipt must come directly from the original merchant issuing the receipt or from a third party authorized by the merchant to issue receipts on behalf of the merchant.
  • All receipt data fields that are required by the relevant government jurisdiction must be provided even if the SAP Concur documentation indicates the data field is optional. If a government required data field is not available in the current schema then a legally compliant receipt image must be attached.

Overview of Version 4.0

Version 4.0 of the Receipts API offers features like more receipt types, automatic e-receipt generation in end user’s preferred language and ability for partners to provide detailed tax information.

Explore the API


Read the Getting Started section of Authentication API.

Once you have registered your application, read about the API endpoints, or click the button to download a request collection for Postman.

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Retrieve a User Access Token:

Before making requests to the Receipts API, you must obtain an access token from the Authentication API.

The response will include an access_token field, which contains your access token. For subsequent calls, you will need to include this access token in the Authorization header of your calls. An id_token will be also included in the response. In order to retrieve the unique ID for your user, you will have to decode this id_token at You will need this ID in order to post receipts.



curl -d "client_secret={YOUR SECRET}&client_id={YOUR CLIENT ID}&grant_type=password&username={YOUR USERNAME}&password={YOUR PASSWORD}"


http -f POST client_secret={YOUR SECRET} client_id={YOUR CLIENT ID} grant_type=password username={YOUR USERNAME} password=P{YOUR PASSWORD}

Explore the API in JavaScript

Below are some simple NodeJS code snippets for getting a token and posting a receipt.

Retrieve a User Access Token:

'use strict';
const request = require('request');{
    form: {
        client_secret: 'YOUR VALUE HERE',
        client_id: 'YOUR VALUE HERE',
        username: 'YOUR VALUE HERE',
        password: 'YOUR VALUE HERE',
        grant_type: 'password'
    (err, httpResponse, body) => {
        if(err) { console.log(err); }
        console.log('Status:', httpResponse.statusCode);
        console.log('Response:', body);

Post a Receipt

'use strict';
const https = require('https');

const receipt = JSON.stringify(YOUR_RECEIPT_HERE);

const options = {
    hostname: '',
    path: `/receipts/v4/users/${USER_ID}`,
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {
        'Authorization': `Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}`,
        'Content-Type': 'application/json',
        'Content-Length': Buffer.byteLength(receipt),
        'Link': '<>;rel=describedBy'

const req = https.request(options, (res) => {
    console.log('statusCode:', res.statusCode);
    console.log('headers:', res.headers);

    res.on('data', (data) => {


req.on('error', (e) => {

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