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Hey there, p-holcman.


Thanks for contacting the Community for support. I'd be glad to provide some insight on creating separate accounts payable in QuickBooks Online.


The general recommendation in QBO is to maintain one Accounts Receivable (A/R) account and one Accounts Payable (A/P) account. However, a workaround for this would be to do one of the following:

  • Set up parent and sub-customers to group your open receivables.
  • Use location tracking to group payables or receivables.

I would recommend speaking with your accountant to find out what the best option would be for your business setup.


This article provides additional details about grouping account types:


This info will help you with creating separate accounts payable in QBO. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. Take care.