What does checking Billable box do in QuickBooks Online

The billable feature is available only in QuickBooks Online with Plus plan.
When you select “Billable” Expense checkbox field, you must also select a Customer/Project field each split line that is billable. If you don’t select Customer/Project field, you will get an error message. You can’t the save the transaction. (If you’ve Markup percentage turned on from the settings, you can also choose that field to alter that billable invoice amount).

By selecting “Billable” checkbox and Customer/Project field, it will do two things:
1) It will create an expense from that vendor.
Checking billable allows you, when you create an invoice, to move that expense to the invoice without having to retype it.
2) It also allows you to create an invoice to move those expenses automatically to the invoice without having to retype it again. In other words, you will see all open expenses ready to be included when you are ready to create invoices. Just create an invoice, select customer and right side Add to Invoice panel will open. You can choose “Add all” or each billable item.


To turn on the Use Billable Expenses preference:

Choose the Gear icon at the upper right corner > Your Company / Account and Settings.
Choose Expenses from the menu on the left.
In the Bills and expenses section, check on the Edit icon.
Place a check in the box to Make expenses and items billable.
Optional: you can also select Markup with a default rate of xx% box.
Click Save.


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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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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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QBO: How do I make employee payroll reimbursement for expenses they incurred on behalf of the company

To set up a single reimbursement pay type for an employee:

  • Click on the Employees tab
  • Click the name of the employee
  • Click on the pencil icon beside Pay
  • Click Additional pay types
  • Click the arrow Even more ways to pay
  • Check the box for Reimbursement
  • Click Done

This is useful if you separately track reimbursements for different expense types (such as travel and supplies). Amounts paid as reimbursements are not subject to any taxes, and are not included on any forms.

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How to import credit card transactions from Excel CSV (.csv) file into QuickBooks Online?

The short video (below) will show you step-by-step instructions on how to import credit card transactions from Excel CSV file into QBO so that you will not import transactions the wrong way.

Confusion has to do with bank account field and Quickbooks field screen. It is the same field name for bank download as well credit card download. Users are importing a CSV file from credit card company and every transaction ended up being the opposite of what it should be…. expenses listed as credits (spent), credits listed as expenses (received).

Once you have downloaded transactions, there is no way to UNDO or delete downloaded transactions. You will have to move to “EXCLUDED” column and it will stay there forever which is not good.

So, I highly encourage you to watch the entire video. You do not want to miss a step.

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What do I call making a credit card payment with checking account? Expense Type? Transfer Type?

To transfer fund from bank checking account to credit card account as payment:

  • From the home page screen > Create + sign > Other > Transfer
  • Transfer Funds FROM = Bank Checking Account
  • Transfer Funds TO = Credit Card Account

To enter credit card expenses:

  • From the home page screen > Create + sign > Vendors > Expense
  • Choose a payee
  • Select “Credit Card account” from drop-down list (Importante)

Transfer

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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
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show items table on expense and purchase forms on 2