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After I've uploaded a photo of a receipt, how do split the amount over two expenses categories?

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After I've uploaded a photo of a receipt, how do split the amount over two expenses categories?

Hello DaveHallett,


It's great that you're making use of QuickBooks Online's Receipts feature! It's one of the newer features in the program that we were excited to unleash as it helps you with entering information in your books by pulling information from the receipt image and helping you create an expense related to it. I'm happy to go over this with you.


I know there are many times when a receipt might have different categories you'd like to enter information under, such as expense accounts for specific job-related materials. At this time, this isn't something that can be done with the Receipts function. When you upload or take a picture of a Receipt, the options presented are simple, including only providing one expense account/category. This is because the receipt value is also totaled, so you wouldn't be able to allocate part of the funds to one area while allocating the rest to another.


For that reason, I recommend entering expenses that have multiple categories manually in the meantime. This will ensure everything is properly logged in your books and geared for accuracy. Here's an article that explores the ways you can enter expenses in QuickBooks Online: What is the difference between bills, cheques, and expenses?


To share your thoughts about the Receipts feature with us and what you would like to see it do, follow the steps in this article: How do I submit feedback? This helps us learn the different ways we can enhance the product to meet business needs.


Let me know if you have further questions! Have a great day. :)

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