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Record an invoice overpayment as a tip

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Learn how to turn a customer overpayment or credit into a tip in QuickBooks Online.

When a customer overpays an invoice to give you a tip, you need to record the income. Here’s how.

Step 1: Add an income account to track tips

  1. Go to Settings ⚙ and select Chart of accounts.
  2. Select New.
  3. For Account Type, select Other Income.
  4. For Detail Type, select Other Miscellaneous Income.
  5. Enter a Name, like "Tip Revenue" and select Save and Close.

Step 2: Create a tip item

  1. Go to Get paid & pay and select Products and services (Take me there).
  2. Select New, then Non-stock.
  3. Enter a Name, like "Tips."
  4. For Income account, select the account you created in Step 1.
  5. Select Save and close.

Step 3: Record the extra money as a tip

  1. Go to Get paid & pay and select Invoices (Take me there).
  2. Select Create invoice.
  3. Enter the Customer. In the Products/Services field, select the tip item you created in Step 2.
  4. Select Save. If your credits are set up to apply automatically, you're done. Otherwise, select Receive payment.
  5. Select the credit and then Save and close.

If your customer paid you too much in error, you should contact them and arrange for a refund.

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