Where is the service charge field? The only fields I have are Beginning Balance, Ending Balance and Ending Date.
*Edit: Sorry, my question is about QBO. I just saw this was desktop.
That's not a problem, @jesserain.
I can help you locate the service charge field when reconciling in QuickBooks Online (QBO).
When you reconcile an account in QBO, you can locate the service charge field at the bottom of the Reconciliation Window.
1. Click the Gear icon at the top, then pick Reconcile under Tools column.
2. On the Reconcile an account window, you'll see the Service Charge field under Enter the service charge or interest earned, if necessary.
You may also refer to the sample screenshot below.
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Hi @FritzF, I was wondering if you could help me. I have QBO and I don't seem to have the same type of window that you have when reconciling my credit card account (your picture below).
Below is what my window looks like when I hit "reconcile." How do I get to your type of reconciliation window?
Hello there, Rai1.
For accounts connected to online banking, the Service Charge, Interest Earned, and Finance Charge (credit cards) fields do not appear. This is because these entries are downloaded automatically from your bank.
If the account that you're reconciling is connected to your bank, then proceed with reconciling it.
Please let me know if you have more questions.
"continue reconciling" doesnt help with the interest charge. my reconciliation will be off. how do we add interest when theres not fields to enter it? we cant enter it as an expense as it doesnt show on hte line items
Glad to have you back, @Troni!
You can post your interest charge to your interest expense account. Let me help you enter it to your QuickBooks Online.
First, you can enter it as an Expense transaction but not under the Item details. Instead, you'll post it to your Interest Expense account.
Let me show you how:
Once completed, you can continue reconciling your account. In addition, I've included a screenshot below for your visual reference.
Feel free to hit the Reply button below if you have any other questions about interest charges. I'll be happy to help you further.
I was just reading about entering interest and credit card finance charges and your response prompted a question for me.
I have just set up 2 loan liability accounts and made sub accounts for the interest underneath them... as other liability and loan payables.
Should I be recording these to an Expense loan interest account under the PARENT Interest Paid account that came with the templated COA instead of sub accounts under loan payable/liabilities area?
Or do I just leave as is for the recording of the 'debt' there and then create the Interest Paid sub account for each loan under Expenses?
Sorry, very new to accounting and QBO.
Thanks so much!
Thank you for joining the thread, @Anonymous.
I'd be glad to help share ways so you'll be able to record your transactions correctly.
If you're paying the interest on time, you can just create an expense transaction using the Interest Expense account. However, if you're paying it on a later time, you can create a journal entry debiting your Interest Expense and crediting your Interest Payable. Once you'll be paying the interest, you can create an expense transaction using the Interest Liability account. You can also make the Interest Payable Liability as a sub-account of the loan account if the interest is being incurred by the loaned money.
On the other hand, I'd also recommend consulting with your professional accountant for the accuracy of your accounts.
Please keep me posted if you have any other QuickBooks or entering interest and credit card charges questions by adding a comment below. I'll be always here to help you!
I have a follow-up question. My credit card and checking account for my small business are linked to QB through QBO. And, yet, my finance and late fees from an old statement do not seem to have downloaded into the register for my credit card. As a result, I cannot reconcile my credit card account from that month. However, because my accounts are already linked, I do not get an option to add in fees or finance charges when reconciling. In this case, how should I handle the fee and finance charges?
It's good to hear from you, jlbrooksconsulti.
To record the fees and finance charges, you can create a Bank Deposit. You'll use an Income account if you don't have an invoice involved. However, if you have an invoice, use the Accounts Receivable. Enter the full amount and the customer's name. Add another line item for the small fees and use an Expense Account, then enter the amount as negative.
See the steps below for your reference:
You can learn more in the following article below: Deposit payments into the Undeposited Funds account in QuickBooks Desktop.
If you have any QuickBooks questions besides this topic, please feel free to let me know by adding a new comment below. I'll be right here to help at any time. Have a wonderful day!
Hi. I was having the same problem as you. It is true that it is necessary to add an expense. But the person who explained forgot to mention that even if the expense is created successfully, you should adjust the date of the expense to be between the period you are trying to reconcile. It is very possible that you are trying to reconcile a period on your credit card that is earlier than today. So when you add the expense it will automatically take today's date and the quick book will not include it in the reconciliation because that charge for financial interest did not occur within the statement period. It did, in fact. You just added it with the wrong date.
Hi, there @jpb2525.
Those accounts that have a "Register" are the only accounts that you can reconcile. You can check the category associated with your account by following these steps:
For your future help, I'd also provide an article that helps you reconcile your account in QuickBooks Desktop.
Fill me in if you need more help by leaving a comment below. I'll be around in the Community to help. Take care and have a great day!
It's now June 2020. I can't reconcile because my interest charge is not included in my back statement in QBO. How do I add the interest charge to reconcile.
A previous response stated that we have to create an expense and call it Interest and Fees. Is it necessary that we have to go through all of that when all credit cards have interest fees?
I am still unclear on how to reconcile interest fees on my credit card.
Hi there, @lionc.
If you accrue interest on your credit card account, you must record it in your QuickBooks file to keep your records accurate. These types of expenses go into an Interest expense account. This account is helpful to let you know the interest expenses you are paying on your accounts from month to month.
Most standard Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks already include an interest expense account. Let me show you how:
That's it. Once completed, you can continue reconciling your account.
Please let us know if you have other questions. We'll be around to help. Have a great day!
I do have the same problem with interest charge from my bank credit card. I use QB Online. The charge information only appears on the summary of account activity on the credit card statement, that is adding on the new balance but do not appear as a transaction. So, my reconciliation has a final difference. What do I do? Thank you