N/10 EOM is a type of payment term you will see on an invoice. The n stands for net and the first 10 is a number of days. N/10 means the payment on the invoice is due in 10 days. EOM stands for end of the month. So when you put together N/10 EOM, it means you have to pay the invoice in full 10 days after the end of the month.
Determine if there is any discount attached to the term. If there is a discount attached, before the n/10 EOM there will be a number, then a slash and another number. For example, say the terms on an invoice read 2/10, n/10 EOM. The first number is a percentage off the invoice. The second number is the amount of days the company needs to pay the invoice to get the discount.
Determine the discount, if any. In our example, if the invoice is for $100,000, then multiply $100,000 by 2 percent, which equals a $2,000 discount if the company pays the invoice in 10 days.
Subtract the discount from the total invoice. In our example, $100,000 minus $2,000 equals $98,000.
Indicate the terms in plain English. In our example, the company must either pay $98,000 in 10 days or they must pay $100,000 by the 10th day after the end of the month.
Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.