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How do I run a detailed profit and loss report?

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Re: How do I run a detailed profit and loss report?

I can help you run a detailed Profit and Loss report, amyrhammer. 


For QuickBooks Online Plus and Essential versions, go to Reports and type Profit and Loss Detail in the search field. In Simple Start, we currently don't have a way to customize the Profit and Loss report to show the details. 


If you have any questions, please let us know. We'll be right here to help.

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Re: How do I run a detailed profit and loss report?

I type that in but I do not get a report. I cannot find it anywhere in the report sections

QuickBooks Team

Re: How do I run a detailed profit and loss report?

Thanks for coming to the Community for help, @jcscherer88.

I’m here to make sure you’re able to run the Profit & Loss Detail report.

With QuickBooks Online Essentials or Plus, you should have this report in your account. However, if you’re using Simple Start, you can run the Profit & Loss report and click the Net Income amount at the bottom to see the details.

Here’s an article with additional insight about reports: Run Reports.

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You can start by switching to a different browser or using a private window when logging in to QuickBooks. Here’s how:

  • Ctrl + Shift + P (Internet Explorer)
  • Command + Shift + N (Safari)
  • Ctrl+ Shift + N (Google Chrome)
  • Ctrl + Shift + P (Mozilla Firefox)

When the program is not performing as it should and a private browsing session works, you need to clear your browser’s cache. Before doing so, make sure to take note of your saved passwords and URLs. Once done, here's an article with the steps on how to perform clear cache: Delete or disable cache and temporary internet files in your web browser


That should do it. Please let me know how it goes once you tried these steps. I'm always here to help. Take care!


Re: How do I run a detailed profit and loss report?


Just to confirm - what version of QuickBooks Online do you have - Plus, Essentials or Simple Start?

If you've Simple Start, Profit and Loss Detail report is not available. What you could do is run the standard Profit and Loss report and at the bottom net income line, click amount. It will take you to the detailed report. Unfortunately, you can't customize this report in Simple Start.