Quicken & Other Budget/Accounting Software/Sales Commission



I want to record a sales commission debit note for a customer.

I allocate this as an other expense. Is this correct?

I am not clear as to what a Debit note for a customer is.

But, if you have to pay out a sales commission because of
a sale, then you have a liability and an expense.
I would create a chart of account called commission expense and
make it part of the group of accounts (by numbering it in the same
region, or making it a sub account)  where you keep your selling expenses
(advertising, promotion, sales salaries, selling expenses)

Please provide more information if this did not answer the question.

Linda Saltz, CPA
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