How to Pay Sales Commissions in QuickBooks
A reader wrote to ask how to set up QuickBooks so that she pays commissions to outside reps when an invoice is paid, not when the invoice is created. She has a REP field on all invoices, and has customized reports to total the invoices for each rep. But she has to drill down on each report, opening each invoice to see whether it's been paid. If she includes a "Paid" column on the reports, she sees a Paid or Unpaid notation, but no totals for paid and unpaid.
Change the QuickBooks report to Cash basis instead of Accrual so that only paid sales are displayed.