QuickBooks Tutorial Item List: One of our most important tasks in
QuickBooks is recording our sales. This is easy to do in QuickBooks if
you build an item list first.
An item list is a list of things we buy and sell.
First of all let me explain something -- everything you put on an invoice or sales receipt, QuickBooks considers an item. So the products you sell, the subtotal, the discount and the freight charges are all considered items and have to be set up as so.
First step in QuickBooks Tutorial Item List: Open Item List Window
Second step in QuickBooks Tutorial Item List: Categorizing the Item:
In the New item window, select an item type from the Type drop-down list. What is in there will depend on how you set your file up in the EasyStep interview. For example, if you clicked that you do not charge sales tax the sales tax item will probably not be in your types.
Here is a list of the types of items:
Looking for something?
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How to record sales in QuickBooks using the Sale Receipt form?
If you are a small business with not much overhead and don’t usually buy things on credit, using the “Write Check" window for recording expenses in QuickBooks will probably work best for you.