How to Download PayPal History

This video shows you how to download your PayPal history.
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Video Transcript:
PayPal makes it easy to search your history for specific transactions in its online or mobile applications. However, that's not going to do you any good if you need to export and analyze the larger data set, such as for tax purposes. Thankfully, you can generate a custom report for a defined date range from the PayPal website that can be downloaded in a variety of formats. This type of downloadable report can't be requested in the PayPal mobile app and can only be requested on the website.
Now let's walk through the steps to download your PayPal history.
Step 1. Open your web browser, navigate to, and sign in to your account if prompted. You'll arrive at your PayPal account home screen.
Step 2. Click "Activity" in the row of menu options in the upper left corner of the screen. The Activity screen appears.
*Step 3. Click "Statements" in the upper right corner of the Activity screen. The Download Detailed Statements screen appears.
Step 4. Click "Custom" in the list of options. The Activity Download screen appears.
Step 5. Click "Transaction Type" and then choose whether you want to see all transactions, completed payments, or balance affecting transactions in your report.
Step 6. Click "Date Range" and either choose from the pre-defined date range options, such as Past Month or Past 3 Months, or use the From and To fields at the bottom to define your PayPal transaction history range.
Step 7. Click "Format" and choose the file format you want to export your PayPal account history report to. In this example I'll choose to export to CSV.
Step 8. Click "Create Report." A note will appear on the screen that says youre PayPal activity report is being processed, and that you'll receive an email when the report is complete. After you receive an email, you can return to this screen, locate your report request in the list of activity reports, and then click "Download" to download your PayPal report.


  1. Boussad Boussad

    Boussad Boussad2 महीने पहले

    hi's a nightmare . the statement BOX on the right hand side APPEARS only when using Explorer . will not show up with other browsers ...

  2. voyan38

    voyan38महीने पहले

    It showed up fine for me in Chrome.

  3. Max Dalton

    Max Dalton2 महीने पहले

    Thanks for calling this out.

  4. Sargent Pepperland

    Sargent Pepperland3 महीने पहले

    What is the process to open the downloaded files? I tried to open it with Excel to no avail. Any help?

  5. rai key

    rai key5 महीने पहले

    It can only load up to 3 years ago.

  6. Max Dalton

    Max Dalton5 महीने पहले

    Thank you. I didn't know that.

  7. Borith Ra

    Borith Ra5 महीने पहले

    Hello Sir, I just create the paypal account successful But I can not see tha Paypal balance, So How can I see it?

  8. Max Dalton

    Max Dalton5 महीने पहले

    I'm not sure what you're asking.

  9. David Card

    David Card7 महीने पहले

    do you have a video with an explanation of all the useless data in the report so the report becomes actually useful !!!!!!

  10. Max Dalton

    Max Dalton7 महीने पहले

    I do not. That’s a step too far even for me, lol.

  11. ezz

    ezz8 महीने पहले

    thanx for u video

  12. Max Dalton

    Max Dalton8 महीने पहले

    You are most welcome.

  13. Jeff MacDonald

    Jeff MacDonald11 महीने पहले

    The statement box next to the filter box doesn't show up. We are using Chrome. WTF?

  14. deathmetal11111

    deathmetal1111121 दिन पहले

    Shrink the screen size to 80% and it will show up

  15. william nicholas

    william nicholas11 महीने पहले

    I did it, but there is zero info on details, what I bought and from who, just the balance in dollars, which dosent help me at all =(

  16. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrowसाल पहले

    What about anything over 3 years?

  17. ezz

    ezz8 महीने पहले

    @Max Dalton paypal message is,,,We may require up to 48 hours to generate the report for date ranges data beyond 2014.

  18. Max Dalton

    Max Daltonसाल पहले

    I'm not sure. I'd recommend you reach out to PayPal.