How to handle fees (Paypal and Square) deducted from customer payments in QuickBooks Online

This article deals with step-by-step instructions on how to manually recording fees (Paypal or Square) and then match the deposit transactions in bank feed —Review items from your bank and link each item to an existing record.

EXAMPLE – Signed up for Square (or PayPal) so that I could accept credit cards. I will be paying the fee myself, not the customer. So when I give a customer an Invoice for $1,000.00, they will swipe their card and have $100 taken from the customer. Square (or PayPal) will take their fee off the top and then deposit $970.00 into my business checking account. My bank feed under review items from bank link will show $970.00 deposit ($1,000 customer payment less $30 fee).

Here’s how to handle fees (Square and Paypal) deducted from Customer payments in QuickBooks Online:

 

1. Identify the customer Invoices that were paid via Square or Paypal.

2. Receive Payment of open invoice amount (create “+” sign > customers > receive payment) . Select the invoices that were paid. Make sure to select “Deposit-to” that this payment is being deposited into your Undeposited Funds account.

 

NOTE: To ensure that the associated transaction processing fee is recorded accurately, the invoice payment must be applied manually through the “Receive Payment” screen (rather than through the matching feature). A manual deposit must also be entered (step 3).

3. Add a new Deposit. Click on the Create or “+” sign and go to “Other” and click on Bank Deposit.

4. Select appropriate invoice(s) “Select the payments included in this deposit” tab

5. Record the processing fee part of the transaction under Add New Deposits tab.

Make sure to enter the amount of the processing fee as a negative number so that it deducts from the total deposit amount.
Received From = Square or Paypal Vendor
Account = Fees (Expense or COG account)

6. Total deposit amount should match your deposit to accept the transaction in bank feed.

 

7. Go back to Banking and under the Dashboard, locate your deposit under “For Review” tab. Since the processing fee has now been manually recorded in QuickBooks, you will be able to match your Square or Paypal deposit.

 

How to import credit card transactions from Excel CSV file to QuickBooks Online (QBO)

QuickBooks Online allows users to import their credit card transactions via Excel CSV (comma-separated values) files. It will allow importing date, description and amount columns. For the amount, you can use 1-Column field or 2-Column fields. It is recommended to use Debit and Credit with two columns excel file format to import. QBO will not allow mapping additional columns, for example, billable to customer, class, and location.

QBO uses the same “Map CSV columns” fields format for importing both bank account as well as credit card account. It’s a bit confusing for importing credit card liability type account. It could be ended up importing the wrong way. For bank checking account import, you will need to use opposite fields selection of credit card import. Like for example, the expenses were imported as payments and vice versa. See below instructions on how to correct if that happens.

Here is recommended Excel CSV template format:
Debit = Expense
Credit = Payment

 

To import a CSV file (see below for screenshots):

    • From the left dashboard, select Banking.
    • Select File upload at the top right corner.
    • Click Browse and Select the “.CSV file” to upload from your computer.
    • Click Next.
    • From the QuickBooks Account drop-down, select the credit card account to which to import.
    • Click Next.
    • Map your fields according to your CSV file’s format.
    • Under Amount, Select 2 Column radio-button.
    • For Debit Column 3, Select Expense and for Credit Column 4, Select Payment.
    • Click Next.
    • Select the transactions to import.
    • Click Next.
    • You will receive a notification, stating the number of transactions that will be imported.
    • Click Yes.
    • When you get confirmation of the import, click Finish.

     

    You will now be directed to the Downloaded Transactions window under Banking, where the imported transactions will appear under the “For Review” tab. You will now need to review account category and appropriate payee and add the transaction to QuickBooks.

     


     

    How to delete the transaction imported from bank feed if they were imported wrong way?
    Like for example, the expenses were imported as payments.

    You will first need to exclude and then delete all the transactions.

    To exclude a transaction or multiple transactions:

    • Choose Banking on the left dashboard.
    • You’ll see the For Review tab, click the checkboxes to the left of the date for the transactions you want to exclude.
    • Once you’re done, click the Batch Actions drop-down arrow and select Exclude Selected.
    • The transactions move to the Excluded tab.

    To permanently delete unwanted downloaded banking transactions from “Excluded” section of the banking center

    • From the Excluded tab, go to “Batch actions” and choose to pull down arrow and select DELETE. That will permanently delete downloaded transactions.

    Screenshots of CSV file upload:



     


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QuickBooks Online Bank Feed: How to import/export bank rules

Bank rules are great for controlling how incoming bank transactions are categorized before you accept them into QuickBooks. Rules save time and minimize typing mistakes!

This article explains how to import and export rules, which is convenient if you manage multiple companies (like accountants often do).

SOURCE: http://quickbooks.intuit.com/blog/how-to-import-export-quickbooks-online-bank-rules/#respond

How to request add new bank in banking feed in new QuickBooks Online?

From the Home page screen

  • Click Transactions  (on the left side of blue navigation bar)
  • Click Banking
  • Click Add Account  (in the upper right corner)
  • Enter your bank’s name, then click Find
  • Click the blue link for Request that we add your bank (in the middle of the page)
  • Enter either the bank name or the URL of your bank’s website, then click Add My Bank button
Request to Add New Bank
Request to Add New Bank