Is there a way to create a sales receipt from an estimate

QBO is not set up to go from Estimate to Sales Receipt at this time. Currently, you create Estimate and then “copy estimate to invoice” to create an Invoice. There is no partial copy so it’s done just one-time. You receive payment against that invoice.

Workaround steps from Estimate to Invoice may also work as faster as creating from Estimate to Sales Receipt approach. Follow these steps, it may work as an alternative to Estimate to Sales Receipt.

1. Create Estimate (create + sign > customers > estimate)
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2. Copy to Invoice (either directly from estimate or from invoice form by selecting a customer)
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3. Select “Save” (bottom right, blue bottom) Invoice
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4. Once saved the invoice, you will promptly notice “Receive Payment” button added at the upper right corner. Click “Receive Payment” link.
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5. Receive Payment against the invoice. Done.
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How can I transfer unapplied credit from one customer to another in QuickBooks Online

A case may occur when a customer wants to apply credit balance to an affiliated company’s open invoice.

EXAMPLE:

Customer (Mark) has a $500 credit balance. Customer (Martha) has a $500 Open Invoice. They like to clear the accounts by applying $500 credit from Mark’s account to $500 Open Invoice of Martha’s account.

One easy way to handle transfer credit from one customer to another customer is to write a Journal Entry in QBO.

Click on the screenshots below to enlarge them

Customers Page
Customers Page

Customer Mark's Account with $500 Unapplied Credit
Customer Mark’s Account with $500 Unapplied Credit
Customer Martha's Account with $500 Open Invoice
Customer Martha’s Account with $500 Open Invoice

 

To create a Journal Entry

From the home page screen, click Create+ sign

  • Click Journal Entry tab under Other heading.
  • Enter the date.
  • On the first line, from the Account drop down list, select Accounts Receivable (A/R).
  • In the Debit field, enter the unapplied amount being transferred. Example:$500.
  • In the Memo field, note the reason for the Journal Entry. Example: credit transfer to Martha’s account.
  • From the Name drop down list, select the customer name that credit is being transferred from. Example: Mark
  • On the second line, from the Account drop down list, select Accounts Receivable (A/R) again.
  • In the Credit field, enter the credit amount (same as debit amount). Example:$500
  • In the Memo field, note the reason for the Journal Entry. Example: credit transfer from Mark’s account.
  • From the Name drop down list, select the name of the customer that the credit is being transferred to. Example: Martha
  • Click Save.
Journal Entry
Journal Entry
Mark's Customer Page after Journal Entry
Mark’s Customer Page after Journal Entry
Martha's Customer Page after Journal Entry
Martha’s Customer Page after Journal Entry

 

The final step is to Receive Payment on both customer accounts so that it will show “Paid and Closed” customer status

From the home page screen, click Create+ sign

  • Go to the Customers tab and click Receive Payment.
  • Select the customer (example: Mark).
  • Make sure that the credit and Journal Entry are checked at the left (make no other entry on the Receive Payment form.)
  • Make sure “Amount received” show zero amount.
  • Click Save.

Follow the same “Receive Payment” steps as above for the customer (Martha).

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Receive Payment (Customer Mark)

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Receive Payment (Customer Martha)

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Customer Mark’s Page with Paid and Closed Status

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Customer Martha’s Page with Paid and Closed Status

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How to handle early payment discount taken to an invoice when a customer pays on time? Example: 1% 10, Net 30 or 2% 10, Net 30

In ideal accounting process, I would think handling discount taken by the customer would be part of “Receive Payment” form screen. They will have the additional line to enter discounts given to the customer as negative amount entered and thereby would match customer payment amount.

Since QBO Receive Payment screen is unable to handle this specific transaction, you will need way-around approach. No doubt, it is unnecessary and time-consuming steps to handle such a simple customer payment transaction.

You will need to create a CREDIT MEMO for early discount taken by the customer. See photo#3 for reference.

For one-time, you will also need to create new GL account for “Discounts given” (see photo 1) and new Service item for “Early Payment Discounts” (see photo 2).

Once you’ve created Credit Memo, go to Receive Payment screen, apply for payment against the open invoice as well as apply subtract early payment discounts to match customer payment. See photo#4 for reference.

See screenshot photo#5 for reference to how it will show Discounts given in P&L.

See screenshot photo#5 for reference to how it will show Discounts given in P&L.

Need better way to handle discount taken by customer, add to QuickBooks Online Feature Requests here:

http://feedback.qbo.intuit.com/


 

Photo#1

Open new GL Account
Open new GL Account

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Create new Product Item for Early Discounts Taken
Create new Product Item for Early Discounts Taken

Photo#3

Create Credit Memo
Create Credit Memo

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Receive Payment Screen
Receive Payment Screen

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Profit & Loss with Discounts Given
Profit & Loss with Discounts Given

 
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QuickBooks Online (QBO) Tutorial – Customer Invoice, Sales Receipt, Receive Payment, Bank Deposit

This QBO tutorial video is a step-by-step guide to complete invoicing process (Customer Invoicing, Sales Receipt, Receive Payment and Bank Deposit). It covers how to handle all forms of payments like check, credit card, debit card, PayPal and Amazon payments. It explains how to record merchant service fees as well as PayPal and Amazon fees. It also explains how to match bank downloaded transactions.

 

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