Hi there, I have Online stores and Unber, Lyft too, I couldn't find the "Inventory" category, so, what category should I use in the app for this kind of transactions?

What category I should use for online store Invent purchase? 


Hi lilly.jing

Currently, categorizing transactions as inventory isn't possible in QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE). You can choose the closest category on the list. Let me guide you how.

  1. Click Transactions on the left menu.
  2. In the Category column, click to select a category.
  3. Click Show all Categories to view all the categories on the list. 
  4. Select a category.
I also recommend reaching out to your accountant or tax professional for other ways on how to categorize your transactions.

I have this article in case you need more information about QBSE: QuickBooks Self-Employed Overview.

Feel free to leave a comment if you need anything else. I'll be right here if need further assistance.
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