In QuickBooks, applying a discount at the time of sale is different from
offering a discount to customers who pay early.
If you occasionally give a 10% discount on some items, create a discount
item called "10% Discount" that has an amount of 10%.
If you have more than one type of discount, add a discount item called
"Discount", and then add subitems for each type of discount that you
offer; such as an employee discount, sales receipt discount, volume purchase
discount, or senior discount.
If you have a product sales business, you may want to offer some additional
To offer a discount on an invoice (or other sales form), create a discount
item, and enter it as a line item on the form.
To do this task
Create a discount item.
On the sales form, insert the discount item immediately after the item that
you want to discount.
If the discount is to apply to more than one item, first use a
subtotal item to calculate the total of
the items. Then, enter the discount item beneath the subtotal.