Why mark it billable to a customer and select “track returns for customers” box on a bank deposit

This has to do with reflecting accurate direct expenses related to customers on Income by Customer Report.

If you are depositing a vendor/supplier refund for an expense that was previously Billed to a customer, select “Track returns for customers” box and choose that same customer on the deposit and mark it Billable.

For example, if you buy a material for a customer’s job, you would bill the expense to the customer. But if the customer later returns the material to you and you return it to the vendor/supplier for a refund that you are depositing, you need to mark the deposit billable to that same customer and also select “Track returns for customers” box. Otherwise, it will show as customer billed for the material expense, and the vendor credit will not appear on Income by Customer Summary Report.


 





 
Here is an example of what happens when $1,000 billable purchase returned to the supplier for a refund and deposited that money in the bank. The goal is to show zero expense related to that customer.

SHOWING RESULT WITHOUT BILLABLE AND RETURNS FROM CUSTOMERS

deposit without billable-and track returns for customers
deposit without billable-and track returns for customers
income by customer summary without billable track returns from customers
income by customer summary without billable track returns from customers

SHOWING RESULT WITH BILLABLE AND RETURNS FROM CUSTOMERS

deposit with billable and track returns for customers
deposit with billable and track returns for customers
income by customer summary with billable track returns from customers
income by customer summary with billable track returns from customers

 
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I have already received payments in QBO from multiple customers. How to make them match with a single deposit I see in my bank feed.

You’ve two ways to match with bank feed deposit.

1) Match it directly from the bank feed downloaded transactions.

Select a row for deposit in question. The row expands to show you “Find other matching transactions” button. Once you click this button, you will see a long list of possible match transactions. To easily locate your deposits, change payment date as you’ve recorded. Select payments (type = payment) to match with bank feed deposit amount. Make sure difference is zero. Save. Done.

find other matching transactions1
find other matching transactions1

2) Manual. This will take few steps, but you will see green MATCH sign once done.
a) Go back to “Receive Payment” (create+ sign > customer > receive payment > upper left corner clock, locate payment) screen for customer payment you’ve already recorded and change Deposit to: “Undeposited Funds” instead of a bank account. Do the same for other customer payments that you want to match to a batch deposit.
b) Bank Deposit (create + sign > other > bank deposit) – check existing payments from the list to match batch bank deposit. Make sure to check correct bank account if you’ve multiple bank accounts. Save. Done. Save and Close.
c) Go back to banking center (bank feed) and now you should see green Match sign for that deposit. Click Match. It should disappear from the list.

Note: #2 is recommended process in QBO if you’ve merchant card payments or use bank deposit slip from depositing checks from various customers.

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How to use track return for customers field shown on deposit form

“Track returns for customers” has to do with whenever you invoice your client for billable expenses (time and material) and the client pays less (for a variety of reasons) than invoice amount. This is a way to correctly track returns for customers account and receive payment to match deposit amount. In case, you will need to invoice deduction portion (same client or different client), you will also check billable box.
See screenshot below.

track returns for customers
track returns for customers

Note: Billable to customers feature option is available in PLUS plan only (not available in Essentials and Simple Start).

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Owner paid a subcontractor with his own money. How to make sure Vendor shows up on 1099 and still able to write the reimburse check to the Company Owner

First, you will need to create a new dummy bank account. You will also need a due to the owner as a liability type account to use it for later reimbursement.

Step#1 Use bank deposit form (create + sign > other > bank deposit) to record contributed amount by the owner to pay a contractor. Account to show as due to the owner liability type account. See screenshot below.

owner deposit
owner deposit

Step#2 Use Expense form (create + sign > vendor > expense) to create contractor expense posted to appropriate expense account. See screenshot below.

contractor expense
contractor expense

Step#3 Use Check form (create + sign > vendor > check) to write the reimburse check to the Company Owner. See screenshot below.

check to owner
check to owner

In case there is no need to reimburse the owner (step#1), you will use a capital contributed account which would be an Owner’s Equity type account.

Review of 1099 vendors and payments list. See screenshot below.

review 1099 vendors payments
review 1099 vendors payments

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2015 Laser 1099-MISC Income, Federal Copy A, Bulk

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