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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

Hi,

 

I'm new to QB and I started off with using credit cards to fund the business.

 

Since the business hasn't made any income yet, I had to pay off the credit card statement with my own personal funds to keep the business running.

 

How would I set this up in QB?

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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

Good day, tonjunee.

 

Yes, it doesn't matter if you used cash, a personal credit card, or a check. As referenced by my peer above, you will need to manually create a journal entry to record these transactions.

 

However, using this method (journal entry) needs the assistance of an accounting professional for the accounts you need to use. Also, your accountant can help and guide on which account to debit and credit. This is to ensure your checking account will not go off.

 

After that, you can follow the rest of the steps provided in the article. Once done, you can take a look at these resources to help you reconcile the account in QuickBooks Online:

 

You can get directly in touch with me if you have additional questions with recording personal funds and reconciling an account in QuickBooks. I'd be glad to help.

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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

@ MarshallA

 

I've watched the video, but that doesn't cover how to deal with credit card purchases. It goes off of checking account. It is paying from personal funds, but not credit cards. Or does it really matter?

 

Also, when I go to pay for business expenses but use my funds to pay off the credit card statement at a later date, how do I reconcile everything?

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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

Good day, tonjunee.

 

Yes, it doesn't matter if you used cash, a personal credit card, or a check. As referenced by my peer above, you will need to manually create a journal entry to record these transactions.

 

However, using this method (journal entry) needs the assistance of an accounting professional for the accounts you need to use. Also, your accountant can help and guide on which account to debit and credit. This is to ensure your checking account will not go off.

 

After that, you can follow the rest of the steps provided in the article. Once done, you can take a look at these resources to help you reconcile the account in QuickBooks Online:

 

You can get directly in touch with me if you have additional questions with recording personal funds and reconciling an account in QuickBooks. I'd be glad to help.

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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

Hi, I am not able to find where to add a journal entry. I am only able to add transactions. Can you help me navigate to find the journal entry? I also tried to switch to accountant view and I can’t find that either. Am I in a simpler version? 

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How do you record using a personal credit card for a business expense? Business hasn't paid back loan. The loan was paid off from my personal funds.

Hello there, Verticalblonde. 

 

I can help you find out the journal entry within your QuickBooks Online account.

 

All QuickBooks Online versions have an option to create entries. As long as you're using this platform, we can find the journal entry by following the steps below:

 

  1. Go to the +New button.
  2. Select Journal Entry under Other.
  3. Enter account for debit and credit. Then, the amount should be the same.
  4. Fill out all the necessary details.
  5. Then, click the Save button.


For additional reference, you can check and use these article to handle entries in QBO:
 

 

On the other hand, if you're using QuickBooks Self-Employed, that could be the reason why we're unable to find the journal entry option. Instead of creating entries, we can post accounts and amounts in the Transaction page.

 

If still have other concerns or need further clarification, please let me know. I'm always around to help. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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