How do I fix unapplied cash payment income and unapplied cash bill payment expense

You may see two accounts for UNAPPLIED cash payments if you report Profit and Loss on a cash basis. It will automatically trigger to these two accounts simply because you have entered certain deposit and payment transactions differently than normal flow in QBO.

These two accounts are automatically added to the Chart of Accounts when the new company file is created. You can’t delete or change these two accounts.

Here is the main reason that will trigger these two account types in QBO:

  • Triggers “Unapplied Cash Payment Income” when the date of the customer deposit date is before the invoice date it’s applied to.
  • Triggers “Unapplied Cash Bill Payment Expense” when the date of the vendor payment date is before the bill date it’s applied to.

Example of “Unapplied” Customer Deposit and Vendor Payment transactions

unapplied deposit
unapplied deposit
unapplied check
unapplied check
bank register
bank register
cash basis unapplied pnl
cash basis unapplied pnl

Changing “Invoice” and “Bill” dates to be prior to payment dates should work for most transactions in this account. However, there may be other unknown circumstances where the issue may not be easily fixed. In that case, you will need to analyze each transaction and resolve the matter. Or get help from the expert.

invoice
invoice
receive payment
receive payment
bill
bill
bill payment
bill payment
cash basis applied pnl
cash basis applied pnl

 


This video will show how to fix “Unapplied Cash Payment Income” and “Unapplied Cash Bill Payment Expense” on a cash basis Profit and Loss report.

 


OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:
(Also, refer to IRS Publication 538 Constructive Receipt of Income for more details.)
https://www.irs.gov/publications/p334/ch02.html
What’s Unapplied Cash Payment?
https://community.intuit.com/articles/1146009-what-s-unapplied-cash-payment

 


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How does one print a memo line on a check

When you enter a check (create + sign > check), there is a memo section on the bottom left the side of the check (see attachment below). If you have text entered in that memo area, it will print on a check.

check memo line
check memo line

However if you enter a bill (create + sign > bill), even if you’ve entered text entered in that memo area, it will not print on the check when select pay bills (create + sign > pay bills).

If you need to print a fixed memo line like the account number or a specific memo line message on a check print, you can select “account number” field on vendor information page (see attachment below). That way it will print the same memo line on specific vendor checks all the time.

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vendor info acct no
check print with memo
check print with memo

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How does one record use of multiple payment sources for a single expense?

I made a large purchase that had to be paid with multiple payment sources.

I can find lots of information for splitting a single payment into multiple expenses, but how does one go about recording the opposite case? For example, a $10,000 expense that was paid $6,000 from a checking account and $4,000 on a credit card account.

ANSWER:

Start with entering a Bill for this purchase of $10,000

From the home page screen > Create + sign > vendors > bill
Fill out bill form. See attached photo 1 for reference.
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Then use Pay Bills, and pay by using the bank checking account for that $6,000 part. Then, Pay bills, and do the credit card account for $4,000 part.
From the home page screen > Create + sign > vendors > pay bills
See attached photo 2 for manual check payment reference.
See attached photo 3 for credit card payment reference.

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photo 2
photo 3

What happened to the “Items” tab when I enter bills?

show items table on expense and purchase forms on 2
show items table on expense and purchase forms on 2

If you see “Bill” form with account only and there is no  “Item Details tab” separately,  it usually means “Show Items table on expense” setting is turned off.

In order enable Show Items table on expense and purchase forms:

From the home page screen

  • Select the Company Gear (upper right corner)
  • Select Settings
  • Select Company Settings
  • Select Expenses
  • Select Bills and Expenses
  • Select Show Items table on expense and purchase forms
  • Check box to enable setting ON
  • Save
show items table on expense and purchase forms on 2
show items table on expense and purchase forms on 2

How do I search for a specific amount in a line item in a bill?

How do I search for a split amount in a line item in a bill?

Example: Total vendor bill amount could be for $500 but the split lines are broken down to $150 or whatever. I would like to search for the $150 and find the $500 bill linked to this charge.

Click the magnifying glass icon (top-middle-screen) > Select Advanced Search > Change default setting from “All Transactions” to “All Transaction Lines” > Click Search blue button.

How to set up vendor payment term where all bills are due month-end of the following month? For example, April vendor bills are due on 31st of May.

To setup “Term” in new QuickBooks Online:

From the homepage screen

  • Select the Company Gear (upper-corner)
  • Select “All Lists” under Lists heading
  • Select “Terms”
  • Select “New” button
  • New Term screen will open

Name = Due following month end (or name as needed)
Select “Due following month end”
Enter “31” day of month
Under Due the next month if issued within
Enter “31” days of due date
Save

See screenshot for reference.

Note: Term will apply to both Vendors and Customers.

Due following month end
Due following month end

How to add Billable Hours and Rate to Invoices from Timesheets (Employee or Contractor) in new QuickBooks Online?

You can get there by clicking the Customize button tab at the bottom (middle section) of the Invoice, Estimate, and Sales Receipt. Select “More” > Check boxes to show Billable to include employee name, hours and rate.

You can also get there from the Company Gear (upper-corner) > Company Settings under Settings header > Sales > Customize > Customize look and feel button > Select More > Check boxes to show Billable to include employee name, hours and rate.

NOTE: This newly added feature is not yet available on all newer QBO versions. That’s what I heard from actual users.

See screenshot photo for reference.
Customize More Show Billable Time

How to set it up and enter bank Line of Credit (LOC) transactions in new QuickBooks Online?

To track a line of credit (LOC) extended to your business, create a liability account with an opening balance of zero in your Chart of Accounts.

Chart of Accounts
Chart of Accounts

From the Home page screen

  • Go to the Company Gear (right upper-corner)
  • Select Chart of Accounts under Settings header
  • Select blue “New” button (right corner)
  • New “Account” information screen will open
  • Category Type = Other Current Liabilities
  • Detail = Line of Credit
  • Name = Line of Credit (or Chase Line of Credit if preferred to name the bank)
  • Description Line of Credit (or same as name)
  • Balance = Leave opening balance as “0” (zero even if you’ve already used LOC and has balance. It’s better to enter transaction later.)
  • Click “Save” button
Add new LOC account
Add new LOC account

To record (for example $100,000.00) the LOC extended to your company and deposited to main Checking account:

Bank Deposit
Bank Deposit

From the Home page screen

  • Go to Create “+” sign (top middle)
  • Deposits under Other header
  • Ensure the proper Deposit to account is selected (in this example, Chase Checking Account)
  • Date = Enter bank posted date
  • Go “Add New Deposits” section
  • Received From = Chase LOC Payment (Add New as Vendor if needed)
  • Account = Line of Credit (Select the “Line of Credit” account just created as “Other Current Liabilities) from the Account drop-down arrow)
  • Description = For example, Chase line of credit deposited to Chase Checking Account
  • Payment Method = Bank Online or appropriate (add new if needed)
  • Ref Number = Enter last four digits of LOC number (optional)
  • Amount = $100,000.00
  • Attachments (paper clip icon) = Upload picture of related document (if available)
  • Click “Save and New or Save and Close” blue button

This entry will show you have added $100,000 as deposit to Chase Checking Account and $100,000 as liability to Chase LOC account.

loc deposit
loc deposit

To record just interest charges (in this example $500 interest charges) applied to the LOC by your financial institution:
See instructions below for making Principal and Interest Payment.
From the Home page screen

  • Select blue navigation bar on the left
  • Select Transactions
  • Select Registers
  • Locate Line of Credit Account register
  • Double click Line of Credit Account
  • Liability for Line of Credit screen will open
  • Enter the date of the interest charge (for example 4/30/2014)
  • Financial institution name where the line of credit is held as the Payee (in this example Chase LOC Payment)
  • Enter the interest charge in the Increase column (in this example $500.00)
  • Choose Interest Expense account from the “Account” drop-down arrow
  • Enter “Memo” as Interest Expense for the period (in this example for April, 2014)
  • Click Save
Record Interest Expense
Record Interest Expense

To record a repayment of the LOC and/or payment of interest charges:
(In this example making $5,000 LOC payment from Chase Checking Account ($4,500 principal and $500 interest)

From the Home page screen

  • Select Create “+” sign
  • Select “Expense” (if paid Online) or Select “Check” (if issued Check) under Vendors header. In this example, we are making online payment.
  • Click the LOC Account as Payee from drop-down arrow (“Chase LOC Payment” in this example)
  • Choose the bank account you want to make payment from (“Chase Checking Account” in this example)
  • Expense Date: = Payment Date (for example 4/30/2104)
  • Payment Method: = Bank Online
  • Under Account Details, click the drop-down arrow and choose the “Line of Credit” account (Other Current Liabilities type),
    Under Description = Principal Payment
    Under Amount = $4,500.00
  • On the second line, Under Account Details, click the drop-down arrow and choose the “Interest Expense” account (Expenses type),
    Under Description = Interest Payment
    Under Amount = $500.00
  • Make sure total payment is $5,000.00
  • Attachments (small paper clip icon, bottom left): Upload photo of LOC statement. Optional but recommended.
  • Click Save and New or Save and Close button
LOC payment
LOC payment

To enter a payment that has been made directly from the LOC to a vendor, where no bills have been entered:
In this example, we are making $10,000 payment to Simon Manufacturing for purchased materials.
From the Home page screen

  • Select blue navigation bar on the left
  • Select Transactions
  • Select Registers
  • Locate Line of Credit Account register
  • Double click Line of Credit Account
  • Liability for Line of Credit screen will open
  • Enter the date of the purchase (for example 4/30/2014)
  • Name of Vendor Payee (in this example Simon Manufacturing)
  • Enter the amount in the Increase column (in this example $10,00.00)
  • Choose Purchases Expense Account from the “Account” drop-down arrow
  • Enter “Memo” as Buying Materials (for example XYZ job)
  • Click Save

NOTE: This transaction will not show up on Vendors Center record. For to show transaction recorded on Vendors Center, see three-steps process below.

LOC purchases
LOC purchases

To pay bills where funds have gone directly from the line of credit to the Vendor Entered Bill as Accounts Payable:
This involves three steps process.

Step # 1 Enter Vendor Bill

Enter Vendor Bill
Enter Vendor Bill

From the Home page screen

  • Select Create “+” sign
  • Select “Bill” under Vendors header
  • Select Vendor = Simon Manufacturing
  • Date = 4/30/1014
  • Under Account Details column, select Account = Purchases Expenses Account for example
  • Amount = $10,000.00
  • Click Save and Close button

This entry will created Accounts Payable balance of $10,000.00 to Simon Manufacturing’s account

Step # 2 Write Journal to show payment to Vendor by LOC

Journal Entry
Journal Entry

From the Home page screen

  • Select Create “+” sign
  • Journal Entry under Other
  • Enter the date (for example 4/30/2014)
  • On the first line, click the Account drop-down arrow and select Accounts Payable
  • Under the Debit column, enter the amount ($10,000 in this example) you paid the vendor
  • Enter a memo such as “Paid from line of credit”
  • Under Name, click the drop-down arrow and select the vendor you paid (“Simon Manufacturing” in this example)
  • On the second line Under Name, click the Account drop-down arrow and select the line of credit account (“Line of Credit” in this example)
  • Under the Credit column, enter the amount you paid the vendor ($10,000 in this example)
  • Enter a memo such as “Paid from line of credit”
  • Click Save and Close
Journal Entry for Purchase Payment
Journal Entry for Purchase Payment

Step # 3 Now you need to link the bill payment to the vendor credit paid by LOC:
From the Home page screen

  • Select Create “+” sign
  • Select “Pay Bills” under Vendors header
  • Under Pay to the Order of, select the vendor name (Simon Manufacturing)
  • Under Choose an account for Bank, Select Bank Clearing Account (Add new if needed. This account will always have zero balance.)
  • The screen will refresh and you’ll see a matching amount under Credits and Bill Payment Information.  Click the checkboxes so the amounts match.
  • Leave the amount blank as “0.00” zero. It’s “In and Out” entry, so amount should be zero
  • Click Save and Close button

This entry will clear Accounts Payable and will show payment transaction on Vendor Center.

Apply LOC payment to vendor 1
Apply LOC payment to vendor 1

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