Quicken & Other Budget/Accounting Software/Discount


Is this correct?

Discount given to customer - cost of sales account
Discount given by supplier - expense account

I usually make discounts given to customers an income account
so that the owner can see "net sales" after discounts.

However, there is nothing wrong with it being a COGS account

Discounts given by supplier I would make a cost of good sold account
So that the owner can see the total cost of goods after discounts taken
because of a healthy cash flow.

Linda Saltz, CPA
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