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Hello tcba2016,


Thank you for reaching out to the Community. I'm here to assist you with your question about recording Sunday tithes in QuickBooks Desktop.


If you set up the business type of your company as a Non-Profit and choose Church or Religious Organization as the Industry, the system will automatically create Tithes/Offerings in the Chart of Accounts. You can either use this account or create a new one and selecting Income as the account type.


Here's how:


  1. Click the List tab at the top menu.
  2. Select Chart of Accounts.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to Account.
  4. Select New.
  5. Choose Income as the Account Type.
  6. Enter a name (ex. Tithes & Offerings).
  7. Choose a tax-line mapping if necessary.
  8. Click Save & Close.

Once done, you can create a service item and use it when you record contributions through a sales receipt or an invoice. Here are the steps:


  1. Click the List tab at the top menu.
  2. Select Item List.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to Item.
  4. Below Type, select Service.
  5. Enter a name for the service.
  6. Choose the income account.
  7. Click OK.

You can record the contributions by clicking the Customers tab at the top menu and selecting Create Invoices or Enter Sales Receipts.


Please keep in touch with me here should you need any further assistance with the church contributions. The Community always has your back.