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Having Restaurant Daily Sales Recorded as Income on a P&L

Hi there, 

I've been looking in this forum for a few days now, and while there are a lot of questions asked about this topic, I'm having trouble finding the responses helpful for my business.

I'm new to QuickBooks Online, having some rudimentary knowledge of Desktop, but mostly through other bookkeeping services. In the past, to enter sales and expenses, I create Journal Entries and from there zero out my daily restaurant sales with the following:

Daily Sales

Sales Tax 

Tips Payable

Gift Cards Sold

 

Gift Cards Redeemed

Cash

Amex

Visa

Mastercard

Discover

 

with the payments zeroing out the sales recorded. When I do this now, I do not see any income under the reports, I see the zero balance that I recorded in the journal entry. 

 

I've also done this via sales receipt entry, with the same result. I understand that if I match up with my bank deposits via my bank statements, then those sales are recorded as income. But what about cash deposits if I don't deposit to the bank? What about reclassifying the sales tax and tips payable so it's not recorded as income? Everything that is deposited to the bank is not income, and the way it's deposited (up to 3 deposits a day, a weekend's worth of deposits on a Monday), I can't differentiate what non-income to take out. 

 

I hope I've explained myself clearly, and I appreciate any insight you might give me. 

 

 

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Having Restaurant Daily Sales Recorded as Income on a P&L

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Having Restaurant Daily Sales Recorded as Income on a P&L

Thanks John! You're absolutely right, I just needed to re-read the article, and list the payments as products and services, NOT as sub categories in the Chart of Accounts. I appreciate the help!

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Having Restaurant Daily Sales Recorded as Income on a P&L

dear sir 

i already use sales receipt as daily sales and i make exactly like the video i do product for every thing and i link the sales as income 
my issue in dash board the transaction show in P&L just as income and exp 
but is sales still zero CUZ the sales receipt equal zero 
how i can solve this thing >?  

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Having Restaurant Daily Sales Recorded as Income on a P&L

Hi, Jadallah.

 

I can share some information regarding the sales section on your dashboard in QuickBooks Online.

 

The Profit and Loss on your Dashboard will show an accrual basis by default. On the other hand, the amounts on your Sales graph on the dashboard are based on the total amount of your transactions. If your sales receipt's total amount is set to zero, then it will show as zero as well on your sales graph. 

 

To double-check the amount shown on your sales graph, make sure that you filter the report date correctly by clicking the This Month drop-down arrow. Once done, run the Sales by Customer Summary report to check the details of your Sales graph.

 

  1. Click Reports at the left pane.
  2. Look for Sales by Customer Summary in the search field.
  3. Change the Report period at the top.
  4. Click Run Report.

The following articles are good references. It contains more information on how to manage your QuickBooks Online dashboard. Also, this will give you insights on how your company settings and transactions affect your dashboard view:

 

An introduction to the home dashboard.

Record your total daily sales

 

Feel free to drop me a reply below if you have any other questions. I'd be glad to answer them for you. Have a good one.

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Having Restaurant Daily Sales Recorded as Income on a P&L

hi 
thanks for quick reply 

i already make the report this month and i check report sales by customers summary and its already zero 

 

''f your sales receipt's total amount is set to zero, then it will show as zero as well on your sales graph.''

thats mean no way to show my sales in dashboard in i still use sales receipt for daily sales record 

did we have another way to record my daily sales and show my sales in dashboard 

 

thanks  

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