Entering Bills or Checks in QuickBooks – Items vs. Expenses

Job Costing Tips, Vendors & Accounts Payable
  When entering bills, checks, or even credit card purchases in QuickBooks you have the choice to use an Items or Expenses tab - choosing the Items vs. Expenses tab will depend on what the money being spent was for. Your business spends money on a wide variety of things - employee payroll, payroll taxes, office supplies (such as paper and envelopes), utility bills, things that you purchase to resell to others, and goods or services from others are just a few examples.  In essence every penny that your business spends is an expense to your business - but how you record the purchase in QuickBooks does make a difference. Because you do you a choice to use an Items or Expense tab when entering transactions in QuickBooks; many people…
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