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Contra QuickBooks’ Credit Memo with Sales Invoices

Software: Intuit QuickBooks Desktop accounting software

Credit Memo (aka Credit Note or Adjustment Note) is an accounting document given by the seller to the buyer for goods or services returned. A refund of the credit amount can be given or offset against the future purchase.

Use the “Create Credit Memo/Refund” feature in QuickBooks to record the return of goods/services from a customer. QuickBooks gives the user an option to retain as an available credit to offset against the future purchase, give a refund immediately, or apply to an invoice when the credit memo saved. Among the three options, “Retain as an available credit” is most commonly used.

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“Retain as an available credit” is use to contra the credit memo against the future purchases. Let’s say you have issued a credit memo and some invoices for a customer. When making payment, the customer can opt to apply the credit memo to the outstanding sales invoices. In the QuickBooks’ Receive Payment transaction, click the “Discount & Credit” button after you have highlighted the sales invoice and apply the credit memo to an invoice accordingly.

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Fixed Assets account

Software: MoneyWorks accounting software
When purchasing an asset in foreign currency, you need not convert manually into a home currency value before recording it into the MoneyWorks accounting software.

The currency type of the Bank, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable account can be in foreign currency. Therefore, when you record a purchase invoice with a supplier that has a foreign currency set as a transaction currency, MoneyWorks will convert to a home currency value based on the exchange rate set.

For example, you purchase a machine at US$60,000. You record the purchase invoice into MoneyWorks at an exchange of 1 Singapore dollar to 0.74 US dollar. The double entry will be:

Debit Machinery 60,000.00
Debit Machinery 21,081.08
Debit GST Input 5,675.68

Credit USD Accounts Payable 64,200.00
Credit USD Accounts Payable ~~ Del 22,556.76

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S$81,081.08, the Machinery cost, will print on the Balance Sheet report. The USD Accounts Payable will follow the rule of the exchange gain/loss, whereas the fixed asset will maintain in home currency.

Define Fields in QuickBooks Desktop accounting software

Software: Intuit QuickBooks Desktop Accounting Software
Data field is a place, a container, in a database which stores information. For example, when recording a contact in QuickBooks, the Company, Phone, Address, etc. are data fields.

QuickBooks allows the user to define up to 7 Custom Fields in Name (Customer, Vendor, and Employee) and 5 in the item (The item such as Inventory, Service, Inventory Assembly, etc.). You can insert the Name’s Custom Fields in the Header section of an invoice form and the Item’s Custom Field in column section of the template. The Custom Fields are non-calculative, it is a text field for inputting static information.

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For example, you require a field to capture since when the contact starts buying from you. You may add a Custom Field in the Name and label it as “Customer Since”. Whenever you create a customer, add the date in it. You can use the Custom Field in the item to capture information such as size, colour, product measurement, etc.

Besides inserting the custom field into a template, you can pull it out to the relevant reports or use it in the Find function.

Although QuickBooks has limited custom fields available, it should be enough for most of the small businesses to manage their accounts.