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Level 1

Split downloaded transaction with part private


I have a small business that I manage from my home office.

I have some home expenses that I wish to enter (split) as part private & part business.


My internet access expense is 50% business use & 50% private use.

From my Downloaded Transaction, Split Transaction page, I need to enter my business part (50% - easy done), but cannot figure out how to properly add the private part (50%) so as the expense is added & calculated correctly.


Internet bill per month $100 (AU)

Business use $50 (Expense)

Private use $50 (Not at all connected to, or relevant to, business expense)



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Level 15

Split downloaded transaction with part private

Assuming your business is taxed as a sole proprietor (sole trader) or partnership
code the personal 50% to owner equity drawing

Level 1

Split downloaded transaction with part private

Hi Rustler & thanx for your reply. Yes I'm a sole trader. Can you please expand on Owner Equity Drawing?

Where can I find this in QuickBooks? 

QuickBooks Team

Split downloaded transaction with part private

Thanks for getting back to us, EZRiderAU.

Allow me to add some information about the answer given by Rustler.

Any money you withdraw out of your business for personal use is called Owner’s Equity Draw. You’ll see it in the Chart of Accounts.

For more information about Owner’s Draw account, check out this article:

Set up and pay an owner's draw

In case, you need detailed steps on how to split your downloaded internet expense transaction, here’s how:

  1. Go to Banking in the left navigation panel, then choose Banking.
  2. From the For Review section, locate the internet expense transaction.
  3. Pick the Split button.
  4. In the first Category field, select the business expense account you want to use, then enter half of the amount.
  5. While choose Owners Draw in the second Category field and type in the other 50% of the amount.
  6. Click Save and add.

That’s it! You’re now set to record your transaction.

Don’t hesitate to get back to us if you have additional concerns. We’re here to help you out.

Community Champion

Split downloaded transaction with part private

You can also create a bank rule that splits out a percentage. This is useful when you want to work with your example 50% utilities, 505 owners' draw.
Level 1

Split downloaded transaction with part private

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Level 2

Split downloaded transaction with part private

You can record the personal portion of the expense to the owner draw account.  If the company is paying a personal expense on your behalf that is considered a distribution to you and reduces your equity in the business.


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