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How do I enter sales commissions paid, with no invoice?

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Nick K
QuickBooks Team

How do I enter sales commissions paid, with no invoice?

Hi set year end,


Making sure your able to track all transactions properly is the key to good bookkeeping. I can help go over how to enter sales commissions that have been paid out.


QuickBooks Online makes tracking your commission paid easy by giving you a few ways to make these entries. The first would be by entering it as an expense and using the right account. You can follow the steps in this tutorial on how to make an expense in QuickBooks Online. If you aren't sure which account to pick I suggest contacting your accountant as they are highly trained in this. If you don't have an accountant no worries, we have your back. In your QuickBooks Online account, you can go to: My Accountant>Find a pro to help. This will bring you to our find an accountant page to help find one in your area.


If you have the QuickBooks Online payroll add-on you can also add commission to the employee paycheque as another way to track the commission paid. To add commission to an employee paycheque you can follow these steps.


  1. Go to Employees or Payroll menu.
  2. Select the employee's name.
  3. Under How much do you pay this employee? select Add additional pay types if you haven't selected any other pay types, or click the pencil icon if you have.
  4. Select the Commission checkbox.
  5. Select Done.

From there, you need to enter what the commission amount was when creating the paycheque.


Hope this was able to help!

Level 1

How do I enter sales commissions paid, with no invoice?


Alex M
QuickBooks Team

How do I enter sales commissions paid, with no invoice?

Hi there jduval,


Knowing which transactions are taxable is an important part of entering them correctly in your books. QuickBooks Online is a robust program that can easily keep track of your taxes to make creating your return as easy as possible. I can point you to the right direction.


In order to know which transactions are taxable, I'd recommend speaking to your accountant. Their accounting knowledge as well as understanding of best business practices will be able to best tell you if your commissions income is in fact taxable. If you want to add them to your account so that they can see your books, you can navigate to the My Accountant tab, and enter their contact info to send them an invitation. If you want to find an accountant near you that has experience with QuickBooks Online, you can click on the Find a pro to help button located at the bottom of the page.


If you need any more information, feel free to reach out here.

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