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Unified submission and payment receipt needed

In EFS, a payment "receipt" is generated by merely setting up a payment, while the fact of payment is reflected on the same receipt as the submission itself. In PatentCenter, the submission receipt does not reflect the payment. While the payment receipt is generated after the actual payment, rather than before, and contains data making it clear the payment was submitted, it is at the very least confusing to look at the two receipts and, with the EFS format in mind, not see the payment reflected in the submission receipt. Although the submission receipt is generated before the payment, some sort of updated submission receipt should be generated that shows that both the submission and the payment were received.

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Idea No. 376