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How QuickBooks Desktop receives discounts from Point of Sale

Learn how QuickBooks Point of Sale sends discount info to QuickBooks Desktop.

When a discount's used in QuickBooks Point of Sale, there are two ways the discount info can be sent to QuickBooks Desktop.

  • Net Value (default): This sends the discounted amount without a separate discount item.


  • Separate original and discounted values: This option will send the full transaction amount and includes a separate line item discount so the receipt amount will match the receipt in QuickBooks Point of Sale. Then, you can track discounts to a specific account, like a discount expense account.


Choose how discounted items are sent to QuickBooks Desktop

  1. In QuickBooks Point of Sale, go to File and select Preferences.
  2. Select Company, then select Financial.
  3. Select the checkbox for Use with QuickBooks Financial Software.
  4. From send discounted items with, select either Net Value or Separate original and discounted values.

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