How to download PayPal transactions as a CSV file

Paypal used to have easy to access "paypal account history" report, but not anymore. If you need to download your paypal purchases to do your taxes, follow this short tutorial.

Downloading PayPal transactions is not a straightforward option:

Step 1: Open PayPal Reports

When you login into your PayPal Account, click on the Reports button.

Step 1: Open PayPal Reports

Step 2: Select "Activity download" (My Activity history)

Click on the "Activity download" on the left sidebar.

Step 2: Select Activity download

Step 3: Select "Balance affecting" transaction type (purchase history)

You have to select 'Transaction type' - ' Balance affecting'.

Step 3: Select Balance affecting transaction type

Step 4: Set the date range to download transactions

Then set a 'Date range' you need to download transactions for.

Step 4: Sethe date range to download transactions

Step 5: Select the output format as CSV

And then you need to select a CSV format.

Step 5: Select the output format as CSV

Step 6: Create the report and download

Click on the 'Create Report' button. And then you'll see a new line created here.

Step 6: Create the report and download

Step 7: Download the CSV file

Click 'Download' to download a CSV file.

Step 7: Download the CSV file

Use the ProperConvert app to convert your transaction files to required by your accounting software file format.

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