QB Issue Resolution:

Customer (Client) Credit memo posting to an expense account you call Referral Fee. When you receive the payment against the invoice you also apply the credit. If you choose, in preferences, to automatically apply credits this will be done for you. I advise to not auto-apply in case you want to direct it to something else.

Resolution for Issue 'After I have recorded an invoice, how do I account for a referral fee that will be paid when the invoice is paid?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

After I have recorded an invoice, how do I account for a referral fee that will be paid when the invoice is paid?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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