cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
B2054368
Level 1

Same product, different expense account

Hi all,

 

Is there a way to classify a particular product into different expense categories? I am in the home service industry and, for example, we purchase copper pipe to be used for various types of jobs such as installation or service/repair. I would like to track which job type the copper pipe is expensed to such as “installation expense” account or “service expense” account. Is there any way to add multiple expense accounts to a single product in QBO?

 

If QBO isn’t able to handle multiple expense accounts would desktop be able to handle this know that they have a more robust inventory management features? 

Solved
Best answer March 10, 2021

Best Answers
AlcaeusF
Moderator

Same product, different expense account

Hello @B2054368,

 

Welcome to the Community. Let me share some clarification about adding items in QuickBooks Online.

 

Currently, an option or ability to add multiple expense accounts in a particular product is unavailable (QBO and Desktop). As a workaround, you can create a separate item to track which job type the copper pipe is expensed to in the system.

 

I appreciate your input on this feature. Our engineers might be working to bring this feature over to this platform in the future. You can check our QuickBooks Blog for product updates. 

 

I've attached an article you can use to learn more about class tracking in QuickBooks: Get started with class tracking in QuickBooks Online.

 

Leave a comment below if you have other concerns related to classifying products. The Community and I will be around to help you.

View solution in original post

1 Comment 1
AlcaeusF
Moderator

Same product, different expense account

Hello @B2054368,

 

Welcome to the Community. Let me share some clarification about adding items in QuickBooks Online.

 

Currently, an option or ability to add multiple expense accounts in a particular product is unavailable (QBO and Desktop). As a workaround, you can create a separate item to track which job type the copper pipe is expensed to in the system.

 

I appreciate your input on this feature. Our engineers might be working to bring this feature over to this platform in the future. You can check our QuickBooks Blog for product updates. 

 

I've attached an article you can use to learn more about class tracking in QuickBooks: Get started with class tracking in QuickBooks Online.

 

Leave a comment below if you have other concerns related to classifying products. The Community and I will be around to help you.

View solution in original post

Sign in for the best experience
Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of QuickBooks users.
Sign In / Sign Up

Need to get in touch?

Contact us