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Deposits/Part Payments Due Dates

I am an accommodation proprietor and we take deposits on booking. I think it would be great if we could set a timetable for multiple payments. So all my invoices therefore have two 'Due Dates'. The first would show only the deposit amount.
At present, I enter the payment when it is made but when I go to 'Sales', I see all as unpaid because they have only part paid - so it would be nice to have a deposit/part payment showing as an extra column
  • Patricia Eccles
  • Jan 10 2017
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  • Katrina Boydon commented
    30 Jan, 2018 01:30am

    We also take installment payments against a single invoice to a set schedule. Currently, I have no way of flagging when when the next installment is due. First payment due on Issue Date and last payment on the invoice Due Date (sometimes more than a year in the future) but no way of flagging the dates of the 2 or 3 installments due in between.

  • Darren Evans commented
    27 Jul, 2017 07:20am

    Yeah I'm completely on board with this too.  Currently I'm taking deposits for work due in 12 months time but the deposit is showing as turnover which is causing havoc with the bookkeeping. 

  • Claire Thomas commented
    7 Feb, 2017 04:03pm

    This would be helpful for when a customer is due to pay a deposit and then the total 6 weeks later, also if you can set up credit control to remind the customer the payment is due

  • Amanda Chittenden commented
    10 Jan, 2017 09:12am

    It would be helpful if when matching a part paid invoice to the bank feed, that it showed the outstanding amount left rather than the full invoice amount. I often have to go to the customer account to figure out how much is left on an invoice so I can match the payment to the outstanding amount.

  • David commented
    10 Jan, 2017 09:12am

    I have also been struggling with deposit and interim payments. I need to create an estimate for my customers, then raise a deposit from the invoice then sometimes an interim payment as well followed by the balance invoice. At present this cannot be done. Also when you convert an estimate to an invoice it shows the full amount in your profit and loss charts for the month even though the job might not take place for a further month and all charts inaccurate as you may of only got the deposit payment in that month. This needs to be looked into as I cant believe I'm the only company that works like this. The support ticket has offered suggestions but their hands are tied.

  • Nikki commented
    10 Jan, 2017 09:12am

    We would love a 'deposit' / 'installments' feature as well. To be able to raise one invoice for a whole project, and then be able to issue requests for initial deposit and several installments until the total is paid would be perfect. And each installment is counted in the profit & loss reports for the month that it is issued.

  • carol lopez commented
    10 Jan, 2017 09:12am

    This would be a great feature to add for us as would give the ability to bill the whole amount which is required for VAT purposes and then set up a payment plan and and collect the instillments via gocardless

  • Chris commented
    10 Jan, 2017 09:12am

    I am a property landlord and this would be useful as at present have to have deposit as over payment.

  • Patricia Eccles commented
    10 Jan, 2017 09:12am

    I do have terrible trouble at the end of the year because I show the deposit as a part payment. It is then showing the rest as due yet, as the taxman counts it as income at the time and the rest is not due till later there has to be a lot of checking what is not actyually iwing at the end of the year!

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