Correction to category

If you need more assistance or clarifications in creating budgets, any information you can provide would be a great help. For more information on how to categorize your QuickBooks Self-Employed transactions, I encourage checking our Schedule C Categories. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I would recommend also sending your product feedback through the Settings Icon, and clicking on Feedback. This goes straight to our Product Development Team for review.

  • I wanted to see how everything is going about assigning the correct categories in your QuickBooks Self-Employed transactions you had yesterday.
  • QuickBooks also lets you set a default price level for a customer.
  • Any items or sub-items (that have their own sub-items) that have been used within transactions will now be converted into stand-alone items.
  • The Sales menu is labeled in your account as Invoicing.

You can edit or delete a category by going to the Chart of Accounts, selecting the category you want to change, and clicking ‘Edit’ or ‘Delete’ from the drop-down menu. QuickBooks’ categories streamline inventory management and enable comprehensive report generation. Reports such as Sales by Category, Inventory Valuation Summary, Profit and Loss by Category, Sales by Product/Service Detail, and Expense by Category can be created.

Adding an Existing Product or Service

The Item Category feature is available in QuickBooks Online only. This feature allows you to group similar products together, which can be particularly useful for inventory management and reporting purposes. QuickBooks Desktop stands as a stalwart in the realm of accounting software, serving as a vital tool for businesses to manage their financial transactions. Essentially, it functions as a centralized hub, allowing users to record and monitor various financial activities. In the context of checks, QuickBooks Desktop facilitates the issuance and recording of payments, providing a user-friendly interface for efficient financial management.

When such a default price level is set, QuickBooks automatically uses the appropriate price level when you choose that customer. The Price Level box appears on the Additional Info tabs of the New Customer and Edit Customer windows. Categories are used to categorize period costs items you buy and sell. However, when adding items to your transactions, you can still search for those items by categories. Any items or sub-items that have child items will be converted into categories (and QuickBooks maintains the hierarchy).


Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, MS in Taxation, is a CPA in Redmond, Washington, where he provides accounting, business advisory, and tax planning and preparation services to small businesses. He is the bestselling author of 100-plus books about how to use computers to manage personal and business finances. How do I create a “Classic” (not “Modern View”) report showing ALL expenses in ALL our expense accounts, that does NOT include any income/revenue? I would ideally like to group these expenses by month in our FY, but I can’t even figure out the basic report. Transaction forms display the full name of items and services (including categories).

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To use price levels, you first have to set up the price levels by using the Price Level List command. After you set up your price levels, you adjust prices by using price levels when you create an invoice. QuickBooks also lets you set a default price level for a customer.

What are parent and subcategories in QuickBooks?

I have replicated your concern on the Test Drive company, in which I was able to see the Manage categories under the More drop-down menu on the Products and services page. I also checked if there’s a reported concern about this but haven’t found one. If they are, then your main browser may have too much historical data from previously visited websites which slows down internal processes and causes this kind of behavior. When I’m in “products and services” in “Sales,” “More” is not an option.

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By following a few simple steps, you can create new categories that align with your specific business needs and provide a clear view of your financial activities. Remember to give each category a meaningful name, assign the appropriate account detail type, and consider nesting categories within parent categories to create a hierarchical structure. Managing the financial aspects of a business is crucial for success, and QuickBooks Online is a powerful tool that offers a range of features to streamline the process. One such feature is the ability to add categories, which allows you to organize your financial transactions and track them more efficiently. Whether you need to classify expenses, income, or assets, QuickBooks Online makes it easy to create and manage categories that align with your business needs.

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By setting the category as active or inactive, you have control over whether it is available for use in transactions. This can be helpful when you want to temporarily disable a category or prevent accidental selection. Inactive categories will not appear in dropdown menus when recording transactions, reducing clutter and streamlining the selection process. It is important to choose a meaningful name for your category that accurately reflects the type of transaction it will track.

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