Let me help you record this transaction correctly in QuickBooks, @ginicorp.
You can simply open your purchase transaction and change its category to consulting expenses. Here's how:
If you haven't created a consulting expense yet, you can create one in your Chart of Accounts. Let's simply follow these steps:
Once done, you can now open the purchase transaction and follow the steps above on how to change it.
You can also open your expense reports to track what you've spent in QuickBooks.
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