As part of a percentage rent, I need to pay my landlord 10% of my monthly revenue, but no lower than $10,000.
Therefore, I automatically pay $10,000 at the beginning of each month. So let's say we're dealing with January. I pay $10,000, and shortly into February, I have determined my monthly revenue, and 10% of it is $15,000. Now I need to pay an additional $5,000 for January, instead of all 10% of my revenue (because I already put down $10,000).
Now, what is the word for what we did to the 10% of revenue to use only the portion needed to leave the landlord with only $15,000?
Because I have already paid $10,000, we must _________ the $15,000.
The word offset has been suggested, but I do not think it is an accurate choice.
Also - please make suggestions that fit in the example sentence above, the structure is quite important to my question.