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How do I categorzie a payment made to a vendor with a business credit card, how do I categorize the payment?

QuickBooks Team

Reports and accounting

Hi nancy46, 


You'll want to create a bill to your vendor and categorize the transaction as an expense. 


Here's how:

  1. Click + New.
  2. Select Bill.
  3. From the Vendor dropdown menu, select a vendor.
  4. From the Terms dropdown menu, select your preferred bill's term. 
  5. Fill out these fields:
    • Bill date: When does the bill created, entered, or received.
    • Due date: When you must pay your vendor.
    • Bill no.: What number or reference distinguishes this bill from the same vendor.
  6. Enter the other needed information in Category details.
  7. Click Save and close.

Here's an article for more information and detailed steps: Enter and Pay Bills.


Once done, you can run and customize a vendor report in QuickBooks Online (QBO). Please check this article on how you want your report to show: Customize Reports in QuickBooks Online.


If you have any other questions, please get back to this thread. I'll always make sure to help you.