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Customize categories

Even if you could just create "subcategories" under a specific categoty to fit your needs. For instance, under "assets", I would put "music" and "equipment". Under "office supplies", I might add "lesson supplies". I am a music teacher. This would still be aligned with the schedule c categories, bit would allow me to stay more organized as these broad categories apply to my business.

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      • VickieVickie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very disappointed I can not create a custom category. Renders it inadequate for most people.

      • Bill MinterBill Minter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this is a deal killer for us. Wife is a Realtor, I am a consultant. We have got to have customizable categories or tags or some way to make this work. I should have done the trial because I would have bailed when I found this out.

      • Jack WillisJack Willis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I tried calling your Customer Support @1-855-955-6617.But agents are all busy,Second time my call was on wait and got dropped.

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      • David BeverleyDavid Beverley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just subscribed to QB self employed. Looks good but it's really strange that I can't customise expense categories. Given how many different types of businesses exist, a glaring omission. I'm having to group things together under general headings that don't relate to my business and remember to decipher later. Not good. Still early enough in the tax year to change brands I guess

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a really important feature that's missing. Please include it! It's the only thing preventing me from using the app.

      • ValerieValerie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an important issue for me as well. Maybe QBSE could add a 'tagging' function, so we can create custom tags (that apply to our specific business needs) to the 'Other Expenses' on schedule C. As long as we can sort them and export an excel sheet with the tags.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        According to the video I should have "chart of account's by the gear...it doesn't exist. Is this some sort of update?

      • Wesley FranksWesley Franks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is ridiculous. My car insurance is not personal spending it's insurance on a vehicle that I use for Uber which not becomes a business expense.

      • Brent WoodmanseeBrent Woodmansee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add a button "ask my account". This way if you have questions on the category or want to make sure your doing it right. You can click it to mark it for questions later.

      • Julie FollansbeeJulie Follansbee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        NEED to be able to customize categories! With so many self employed people in so many different professions, WHY WOULDN"T that be an option when you are targeting this group. I need subcategories too. Will QB add them please? I already have QB Quick Start for another business but THAT didin't allow me to separate them and was confusing. This seemed a good option...maybe not.

      • Kaye PorterKaye Porter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just purchased Quickbooks Self employed, and find the limited categories don't allow me to document taxable personal expenses? Creating my own categories isn't an option? Why am I even using this program?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So, let me get this straight: there are no categories for personal spending--other than "Personal Spending"--in a bookkeeping app for the self employed? Seriously?

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