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Why is there 'other business expenses' on my p & l but I can't find any expenses in this category?

 
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Why is there 'other business expenses' on my p & l but I can't find any expenses in this category?

I can tell why there's Other business expenses on your Profit and Loss report, and find the expense in this category, stynen.

 

You can see the Other business expenses category on your report once a transaction is categorize under this option.

 

You need to select the correct category for your business expenses by clicking the amount next to Other business expenses. This will open the banking transactions under this category.

 

Then, follow these steps to assign the correct category:

 

  1. Click Other business expenses
  2. Select Show all categories, then choose one that best suits your business transactions.

Check out this article for more details: Updates to expense categories in QuickBooks Self-Employed.

 

If you're still not seeing those expense categories, you can clear the browser's cache and cookies. It could be a browser-related issue. This helps refresh website preferences that might be causing problems when you use QuickBooks.

 

Keep me posted if you need anything else by commenting below. I'll be around to help categorize your bank transactions.

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Why is there 'other business expenses' on my p & l but I can't find any expenses in this category?

The question I have, is that I did not mark ANY expenses as "other business expenses". I have them marked as "Membership/subscription" yet under the expenses report they all all under "other business expenses". What other categories are under "other business expenses" This is really frustrating when you mark them in the transaction area as a specific expense and your system lumps them with other expenses.

QuickBooks Team

Why is there 'other business expenses' on my p & l but I can't find any expenses in this category?

Hi there, maj5282. I'd be more than happy to share some information about how expense categories work.
 

The Memberships/subscriptions category is a subcategory of Other business expenses. When you categorize transactions using this option, they'll show up on reports as Other business expenses.
 

Here's a list of additional subcategories for Other business expenses:

  • Computers
  • Phone
  • Printing
  • Copiers
  • Uniforms
  • Furniture
  • Other tools and equipment
  • Photo/Video Equipment
  • Apps/software/web services


You'll be able to find more information about how expense categories work in our Updates to expense categories resource. A link to that article can be found in MaryLandT's post. You can also find many detailed resources about using QuickBooks in your help article archives.
 

If there's any questions, I'm just a post away. Have a great day!

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