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Background documentation Transferring Postings for Down Payments  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Generally you clear down payments directly if you have issued or received the closing invoice.

Alternatively, you can transfer the down payment made manually. In this case, you clear the down payment via a credit posting of the same amount. This reduces your payables to a vendor. Consequently, the amount is no longer displayed on the balance sheet as a down payment made. You can transfer received down payments after you have made out the closing invoice.

Unlike clearing, several postings are required when transferring a down payment. As a first step, you have to clear the down payment and post a payment to the open item account. You then either clear the transferred amount manually or have the payment program clear it when settling the payment or maintaining the account.

You must transfer down payments in the following cases: