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Realtor commissions and fees

I need to charge a realtor their monthly fees.  They want me to deduct the fees from their next commission check.  What's the process to do so?  Not sure if I should create an Invoice or Statement.

- They are set up as vendors in order to be paid commission

- Some pay their fees by check and others want the fee deducted from their commission check

       * if deducted from commission check, I need to reflect the net pay (commissions paid - expense) and then the fees need to be applied to a receivable account.

What's the best process so they will be accurate when it comes to reporting their 1099s?

Thank you!  


QuickBooks Team

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Hello there, @calicoellie.


I'm here to help ensure you're able to pay your vendor with the fee deducted from their commission.


You can write a check for the commission expense, then create another line for the fee with a negative amount. QuickBooks automatically provides you with the net amount in the transaction.


Let me guide you through on how to accomplish this:

  1. Click the Banking menu, then select Write checks.
  2. Select the vendor and complete other details.
  3. Click the Expenses tab.
  4. Select the expense account for the commission, then enter the gross amount.
  5. Select the receivable account for the fee, then enter the negative amount.
  6. Click Save & Closewritecheck1.PNG

To be accurate with your 1099, you only need to map the commission expense.


You can also read through this article for additional information about writing a check: Create, modify, and print checks.


That will answer your concern for today about handling commissions and fees in QuickBooks Desktop.


Let me know if there's anything else I can help with your QuickBooks. Just drop me line and I'll get back to you.