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Invoice Payments Report

Clio's Invoice Payments Report gives firms a listing of all bill payments and Clio Payments refunds made on bills, the allocations of those payments toward each bill line item, and the users responsible for those line items. Corresponding bills overpayments will also be displayed.

This report is often used for calculating staff compensation amounts based on collections for the work each staff member had billed.  It can also be used for totalling your firms gross bill receipts over a specific time period, or for a listing of your bill payments in order to do account reconciliation.

To generate the Report, first click on the Reports tab at the upper right of your page in the black ribbon. Then, scroll to the Billing Reports section of Reports, and select Invoice Payments Report.


Report Options
Category Breakdown
How are payments calculated?
Frequently Asked Questions

Report Options

Within the Report Options page you have several settings you can choose from to get the information you require on your report:

  1. Select responsible attorney: Select to either display only Matters under a specific Responsible Attorney, or select to display All Attorneys, which will display Matters regardless of their Responsible Attorney. When creating a Matter you can select one user in your firm to be the Responsible Attorney. The Report can be filtered by this option and will show all work performed by all users under those specific Matters.
  2. Select client/matter : Choose if you want to generate the report for all clients, a specific client, or a specific matter. Restricting the report to a single client will ensure that invoices under any of your selected client's matters will display, where as restricting the report to a single matter will ensure only invoices for that matter will be displayed.
  3. Select practice area: You have the ability to limit the results on your generated Report to a specific Practice Area, or by default you can select to display all Practice Areas. Do note that if you select to report on a single Practice Area, that all matters you wish to display will have to have the Practice Area assigned to it. More on Practice Areas can be read in our Managing Practice Areas Support Article.
  4. Select payment date range: When restricting your date range, this will affect the information that displays in the columns. The invoices that appear on this Report will adhere to the payment date of the invoice. If you wish your invoice to appear in this report, ensure that the payment date is included in your filtered date range. Choose the "Custom" option if you want to determine a specific range outside of the default selection.
  5. Select output format: You can generate this report in PDF, .CSV, or Web version. The PDF and .CSV are downloadable files, whereas the Web version will only display in your browser. The advantage of a Web format is that it will include hyperlinks to the source of the records on your report.


The generated Invoice Payments Report will display all full and partial payments applied to bills and the corresponding line items that the payments have been allocated toward. If there is a partial payment, it will be allocated proportionally across all line items on the bill, (including taxes and interest if applicable.)


This report can also be generated in a .CSV format. This can be useful if you wish to further filter your report.

Category Breakdown

The first date listed in this column is the date of payment applied to the invoice. The dates following are for each line item on your invoice, such as Service and Expense items.

Under the Client column will be the name of the client billed.

The Matter column will display the name of the matter that the invoice was generated for. Multi-matter invoices will display separately and sequentially on the report by matter number.

The first item listed in the Transaction column is the source of the payment applied towards the invoice. Below that will be the line items, Services and Expenses, the payment was applied to. You will see next to each line item the attorney responsible for that service or expense listed.

The Invoice column lists the invoice number that the payment has been applied to.

The Debit column lists payment amount applied to the invoice. Any overpayments made will be listed as a separate line item.

The Credits column will list the charges for line items on the invoice that have been paid by the payment listed under the Debit column. If your invoice is not fully paid, it will only show the line items that the payment was available to be applied to.

The Total will first list the total amount of the Debits followed by the total amount of Credits.

Separately, in the final portion of the Invoice Payments Report you will see a summary of funds being earned separated by the users responsible for the entries. The Type column references if this item was a Service or an Expense item. The Description column lists which user created these charges. In the Debit column we see a summary of all payments made towards invoices, and under the Credit column we see the payments are separated by user's billable work amounts.

After the listed Services you will see a summary of Interest charges, a summary of Expenses, a summary of Products and taxes. Overpayments will also be listed.

How are separate payments calculated?

Payments are calculated proportionately. It would allocate each payment proportionately to the Time or Expense Entries as opposed to paying off Entries in order.
For example:

  • There is a Bill totalling $618
  • 2 Line Items one with $600 and one with $18
  • 3 Payments ($300, $300, $18)
  • First Payment of $300 would be 48.54 percent of the total of $618.00
    • So, 48.54 percent of each Entry will be paid off with the $300 Payment
  • This would occur with the second $300 Payment as well
  • For the $18 Payment, this is only 2.9126% of the Total Bill
    • Thus, the $18.00 payment will pay 2.9126% of each Entry

Payment 1 of $300:
$300 is 48.5436% of the Total $618.00
So, the $300.00 pays off 48.5436% of each Expense with the payment
48.5436% of 600 = 291.26
48.5436% of 18 = 8.74

Payment 2:
$300.00 is 48.5436% of the Total $618.00
So, the $300.00 pays off 48.5436% of each Expense with the payment
48.5436% of 600 = 291.26
48.5436% of 18 = 8.74

Payment 3:
$18.00 is 2.9126% of the Total $618.00
So, the $18.00 pays off 2.9126% of each Expense
2.9126% of 600 = 17.47
2.9126% of 18 = .5242

Total Payments:

  • 291.26 x 2 = 582.52
  • 8.74 x 2 = 17.48
  • 17.48
  • 0.5242
    Total = 618.00

Frequently Asked Questions

If my matter is non-billable, will invoices for those matters still display on this report?

If you have any outstanding bills for this matter they will display in this report as long as they have been approved. This will be regardless of whether or not the matter is currently set as billable. If your matter has been selected as non-billable this will mean that you cannot generate a new invoice for this matter from the Billable Clients page under the Bills tab.

What if I only want to manipulate the data in this report?

When generating a report in a CSV format you can have additional options for manipulation as sorting, or removing certain columns or rows. For more information on manipulating .CSV, please see our Basic Techniques for Filtering and Sorting in Excel Support Article.

What does "Misc Expenses" calculate?

Misc Expenses totals all expenses for all Attorneys.

Does this report Include Payments on Trust Requests?

The Invoice Payments report does not include payment made on trust requests. For reporting on trust payments, use Clio's Trust Ledger report

Does this report Include Credit Notes?

The Invoice Payments report does not include credit notes. For reporting on credit notes, you can use a Revenue report, Accounts Receivable Report, or Billing History Report

Are bill or line item discounts included in this report? 

Yes, the payment amounts you see allocated to bill line items reflect their value after any line item and bill level discounts have been taken into account.

Why are some payments allocated to a transaction type of "Uncategorized"? 
When using the option to aggregate together all the individual line items on your bills into a single line item, this new line item will be listed as type "uncategorized" on the Invoice Payments Report. (Learn more about bill aggregation here)

How do negative bill balances reflect on this report?
Although it's not recommended practice, bills can have a negative balance in some situations. (See here for more details.) The Invoice payments report will record the negative portion of the balance as an overpayment.

How do deleted or deactivated Matter/Clients/Users reflect on the report?

Although deleting matters, clients, and users is discouraged, especially if they have bills and payments associated with them, they will still reflect on the Invoice Payments Report as "Matter Deleted", "Client Deleted", or "User Deleted" respectively.

Deactivated users will still be shown on the report as normally.

Why am I warned that payments made on bills generated before Mar 1, 2011 will not show up on this report?
This report does not display payments made on bills that were generated before Mar 1, 2011. You can learn more about this scenario and alternate options here.

What order are the payments/refunds and line items displayed in?
The payments/refunds display on the report in chronological order (i.e. oldest first).
Under each payment, their corresponding line item allocations then display in chronological order (oldest first.)

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