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PPP owner compensation

How do I account for ownership compensation in PPP expense tracking in QB desktop.  Normal procedure is handling everything through capital increases and draws.  But for PPP if I write a check to an owner , do I set up an additional account or do I somehow use capital accounts for the process? There are 2 owners, but only one is active from a self employment tax perspective and only one owner will be getting payments.  The capital percentages need to stay the same.  Therefor using draws against capital would need to be offset with an identical increase in capital.

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PPP owner compensation

Hi nfrees. To keep track of your PPP loan inside of QuickBooks Desktop you should create a liability account. Here's a quick run-through of how in our article on Manually tracking loans in QuickBooks Desktop.


Follow the article to set up your liability account and it also will show you how to record payments properly to ensure everything is recorded. I'm always here if you need anything else, just leave a reply below. 

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