Use the Receive Payments window to record customer payments.
You can automate some parts of receiving payments by setting the appropriate preferences.
To do this task
Open the Payments preferences.
Choose Edit > Preferences.
On the left side of the Preferences window, click Payments.
Click the Company Preferences tab.
In the Receive Payments section of the window, indicate whether you want QuickBooks to:
automatically apply payments
automatically calculate payments
use the Undeposited Funds account as the default deposit to account
These settings are already turned on when you first use QuickBooks, but you can modify them at any time.
Choose the type of help you need:
Learn about receiving payments
Record a payment
Receive credit card payments
Apply a down payment
Use a payment to apply a credit
Enter a discount for an early payment
Handle a bounced check from a customer (NSF check)
Write off bad debt
Use the Payments taskbar
Don't see what you need in the list? Don't worry. We can point you to the information you need to get the job done. You can:
Enter a search term in the main Help window
Search the QuickBooks support site
Ask other QuickBooks users in the Intuit Community
Enter invoice payments
Scan Checks (Intuit Payments Service)