The method you use to record a customer payment depends on the payment
Use the Receive Payments form to record a payment
you've received for one or more existing invoice.
Enter a sales receipt to record
full payment at the time of a sale, whether by cash, check, debit card, or credit card.
Use a payment item to record a partial payment
toward a new invoice.
Use the Receive Payments form to
record a down payment or overpayment.
When you receive payments from customers, you can either deposit each payment
directly into a QuickBooks bank account or you can group payments together to be
moved to that account later. You can
choose the method you prefer for
Receive payments that are
Deposit customer payments
Find customer payments
Print customer payments
Scan checks (Intuit Check Solution
Accept checks by phone (Intuit Check Solution)