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Level 1

Problem splitting expense

** Update - I think I've worked it out **
I am having trouble splitting an expense with import VAT and fee.
I am fairly new to QB and the display on the Split screen has changed since I last managed similar transactions which my accountant set up.

The drop down to select the amounts as Inclusive of VAT is no longer on the page and the subtotal and VAT amount box are not displaying.  Instead there is a split amount and a difference.  This doesn't allow me to enter the fee and the VAT for the transaction to balance.  I can only enter VAT charges, and if the fee is included, this becomes the difference and it isn't possible to proceed.

Has the split function changed with a new update or am I doing something wrong? 

SME Bookkeeper
Level 4

Problem splitting expense

Hey KCMac,


Welcome to the QuickBooks community.


Do you turn on your VAT option? Please check that from the left navigation panel & Company profile.


If you need any bookkeeping solution please visit the followings. I can help you with your VAT preparation and submission.


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Problem splitting expense

Thank you for letting us know that the issue has been resolved, @KCMac.


We're pleased to know that it worked out! Just let us know if you have any further concerns about splitting your transactions. 


For more information about splitting the transaction among multiple accounts when entering it from the register, check out this article: Record commonly-used transactions. If it's coming from your bank accounts, here's how to do it from the Bank transactions page: Categorise and match online bank transactions in QuickBooks Online


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