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Does the Plus version provide job costing

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Does the Plus version provide job costing


Nice to have you in the Community, @carpetbagtheatre. I can provide clarification on job costing. 


QuickBooks Online (QBO) Plus and Advanced offer a feature known as Projects, which works like job costing. This allows you to organize transactions related to a job and track the progress of it. I recommend the following article which provides an overview of the feature and instructions on how to use it: Projects: Set Up and Use.


I'm confident that this article will get you headed in the right direction.


Should you have questions about the Projects feature or anything else, please let me know. Cheering you to continued success. 

Malcolm Ziman
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Does the Plus version provide job costing

You don't need Plus. You can use sub-customers in any version. 

If you want to assign labor costs to jobs from QBO payroll, right now you can't but they say they will be implementing that.  I believe that will require "Projects" (which is a glorified sub-customer) available only in Plus

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Does the Plus version provide job costing

are there any differences between the Projects capabilities in Plus vs Advanced?  Anything special in Advanced that is not in Plus?

QuickBooks Team

Does the Plus version provide job costing

Hi there, Candice_delVillar.


Thank you for posting here in QuickBooks Community.


There is no difference between the Project capabilities in Plus and Advanced. They offer the same services.


The Projects feature helps you stay organize and track all the moving parts. You can add project income and expenses, tag old transactions to new projects, and run project-specific reports from a single dashboard. This makes it easy to manage your work and see your progress.


I'll provide the steps to turn on the Project feature and how to create your first project.


Here's how to turn on:


1. Click the Gear icon and select Account and Settings.
2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Click the pencil icon under the Project section and put a checkmark in the Organize all job-related activity in one place box.
4. Click the Save and Done button.


Follow the steps below on how to create a project in QuickBooks.


1. Select the Project at the left panel.
2. Click the New project button.
3. Choose a project name.
4. Select the customer you’re working for on the drop-down menu.
5. Add any notes or details about the project.
6. Enter the necessary information.
7. Click the Save button.


Please check this article for more details about how the project works in QuickBooks and how you can add existing expenses to projects: Set up and use the Projects feature.


Please know that you're always welcome to post if you have any other concerns. Wishing you and your business continued success.

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