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Expense or Items Tab? Items – Pt. 4

I’ve been discussing how to setup and use Items in QuickBooks. A common mistake is to use Items inconsistently. I will admit that in my early QuickBooks, I was guilty of this. Let’s use the example below of lighting fixtures. On the Invoice, you have no choice but to use an Item, but not on the bill (or check or credit card charge). You have a choice of using either the Expense tab or the Items tab. Most people use the Expense tab and select the expense or Cost of Goods account (like Job Materials). Continue reading

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