Are you wondering about the procedure for including credit card payments in QuickBooks? If you are using QuickBooks software for accounting and want to know how to process a credit card payment in QuickBooks you can follow a few simple steps. This can be done either by Issuing a Sales Receipt or Via an Invoice. If you want to do this in QuickBooks Desktop you can record credit card payments after 2 main requirements are fulfilled. You must have an active QuickBooks Payments account which you can activate or link through the settings and you must have a card reader.