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Discounts on Payments received

Our customer set up a 3rd party payment method where we take a discount so we can receive our payments for jobs complete in 48 hours instead of 60 days. Where should I set up the discount account in the chart of accounts?

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Re: Discounts on Payments received

I would put that somewhere in the 'Cost of Sales' group - create a category (gl account) if you want them to be fully separated.
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Re: Discounts on Payments received

Hi there, @jrockin2015,


In addition to MikeinBC's answer, you can set up a discount item in the Item List window then add it on the transaction to account for the reduction. Follow the steps below:


  1. Go to List.
  2. Choose Item List.
  3. Click the Item drop-down arrow at the bottom of the Item List window.
  4. Select New.
  5. Click the Type drop-down, choose Discount.   
  6. Enter the Description and the Amount or % of the discount.
  7. Choose a COGS account on the Account field where the discount be mapped. Please note that Sales Discounts are contra-income accounts.
  8. Click OK.

Now you can assign the item on the invoice so it reduce the amount they need to pay.


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