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How to automatically deduct a percentage from an invoice

Lawson allows you to use distribution codes that allow for percentages to be negative which would create a deduction. Book the invoice at normal 100% for the expense account and use the distribution code to book the discounts to the proper GL accounts. The amount of the invoice will need to be adjusted to reflect the deductions taken.

If there is a vendor who always gets the same deductions, you can add the distribution code to their AP10 Vendor Record and it will always default onto invoices for that vendor.

Need to deduct a percentage or a flat amount from a vendor’s invoice? Here’s how…

Need to deduct a percentage or a flat amount from a vendor’s invoice?  Here’s how:

  1. Setup a distribution code on AP05.3 as a percentage and indicate the account that the amount should go to. You can actually setup two or more different percentages to distribute to two different accounts. Make the percentage a negative percentage when deducting an amount from the invoice.
  2. On the vendor’s AP10 record on the Default Tab add the distribution code. It will default onto the invoices and automatically deduct the percent or percentages specified on the AP05.3 form for the distribution code.

  1. You may have to adjust the invoice total amount to reflect the deduction(s) to be in balance.