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You can record it as a retainer, r-vinson.
This is a payment treated as a liability. Then, when you invoice the customer and receive payment against it, you'll turn that liability into income.
We'll set up a liability account first. Please follow these steps:
Go to the Gear icon, then select Chart of Accounts.
The next thing we need to do is to create a retainer item that we can use to record the payment.
Once done, you can create a Sales Receipt or Invoice for deposits or retainers. Please check this link and proceed to Step 4: Record a retainer or deposit.
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