How do I create invoices with detailed notes, I always provide this info for work performed along with date and time but I find the Description Field isn't large enough

I provide services so I need to input detailed notes for each "service field" of work performed, along with service type, however these fields don't allow enough characters to do this as it only allows 255 characters.

Alternatively I can provider summary of service type and work in these fields and append detailed notes to the "Message Field" but that field also only allows 255 characters. 

I'm trying to move away from another invoicing solution that allows me to accomplish all this plus invoice customization, but despite sacrificing some of those features I still find Quickbooks Self Employed invoicing is restrictive for the basics of what I need. This is frustrating because I find the rest of the service to be exactly what I need for expense and income tracking, so using the invoicing feature would make my Self-employed reporting much more easier.


Hello there, ciajallade,

Entering a description and a message in an invoice lets you track the service you've rendered to your clients.

The system can store the default allowable characters of 255 per transaction. Expanding the maximum characters in the Description and Message field isn't possible. You can be direct to the point and concise so your notes will fit in.

To know more about this feature, you can check out this articles: 

Please know that I'm just around if there's anything you need. Don't hesitate to leave a comment below. I'm sure to get back to you as soon as I get your response.

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