Chapter 4. Invoicing and Collecting Income

What You'll Do

Set Sales and Customers Preferences

Create an Invoice

Preview an Invoice

Print a Single Invoice

Print a Batch of Invoices

Email an Invoice

Charge Expenses to a Customer

Set Send Forms Preferences

Create a Monthly Statement

Set Send Forms Preferences

Track Accounts Receivable

Receive Payments for Invoices

Issue a Credit or Refund

Receive Cash

Make a Bank Deposit

Receive Advances, Retainers, and Down Payments

Issue Discounts

View Unpaid Invoices Report

Create a Collection Letter

Record Bad Debts

Having a method for recording your income is likely one of the main reasons you purchased your QuickBooks program. Here are just some of the reasons why it's important to have an accurate record of your income transactions.

  • You need to be able to track your company's revenue and record income transactions so you know how well your company is performing.

  • You need a vehicle whereby you can separate your income into appropriate accounts so that you can produce reliable financial statements that tell you where your company's strengths and weaknesses are.

  • You need the record-keeping ability necessary to provide your customers with an opportunity to make down payments and partial payments, as well as being able to give them the right to receive refunds and credits for returned merchandise or unfulfilled obligations.

  • You need to have the mechanism in place for recording amounts you deposit in your bank account.

  • In this day and age, you need to be able to email an invoice to customers.

  • If you incur expenses on behalf of a customer, you need to be able to charge those expenses to your customer.

  • You need to be able to assess finance charges for late payments.

All of this and more can be accomplished through the invoicing and collection services available in your QuickBooks program. This chapter explains how you can meet all of your revenue-collection obligations.

Show Me. QuickBooks 2006
Show Me QuickBooks 2006
ISBN: 0789735229
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 328
Authors: Gail Perry © 2008-2017.
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