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Where to record employee commission

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Where to record employee commission

There are several ways on how and where you can record employee commissions in QuickBooks Online (QBO), dwdesignpteltd. I’m here to discuss them with you.

In QBO, you can record employee commissions by creating an expense. Check out the following steps below to do it:


  1. Select the + New button.
  2. Under Suppliers, choose Expense.
  3. Fill in the necessary details, such as the vendor (employee), the date, and the amount of the commission.
  4. Make sure to select the appropriate expense account. If you don't have one set up, you can make a new one by clicking the + Add new option under the Category field.
  5. Add any information or attachments as needed.
  6. Click Save and close afterward.

On the other hand, if you’re referring to employees’ sales commission, please know that QuickBooks doesn’t have a native calculation feature at this moment. You can only use the Invoice and Class/Location tracking features to record them. See the following resources for complete details:


I also recommend consulting with your accountant to ensure that you're using the correct accounts and accurately tracking your commissions.

The program offers a way to generate comprehensive statements to check all recorded transactions. You can run specific reports after to ensure entries with commissions are properly managed.

Don’t hesitate to reach back out anytime if you have other questions or concerns related to your employees. I’ll be here to find solutions for you.

Level 1

Where to record employee commission

There is no custom field in QBO Simple START SG. 



Level 1

Where to record employee commission

There is no custom field in the QBO Simple Start SG version.

QuickBooks Team

Where to record employee commission

Hello there, hannabee.


You're right. The QuickBooks Online Simple Start version is intended to provide basic accounting functionality at an affordable price. As a result, features like custom fields are not available in this version.


If you really need to add custom fields to your transactions, you may need to consider upgrading to a higher version of QuickBooks Online that offers this feature, such as QuickBooks Online Essentials or QuickBooks Online Plus. See this link for more details: Choose an affordable plan that’s right for you.

Once you upgrade, you can use this article to learn more about the custom field feature: Add custom fields to sales forms and purchase orders in QuickBooks Online


Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions or any other concerns about QuickBooks Online Simple Start. I'm here to help.