Budgeting In QuickBooks Online (Step-by-Step Instructions)

August 19, 2022

Budgeting In QuickBooks Online (Step-by-Step Instructions)

QuickBooks Online offers a great way for businesses to create and manage their budgets. The process of budgeting in QuickBooks Online can seem daunting at first, but with these step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to create budgets in no time!

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What is QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is an accounting software that helps businesses keep track of their finances. It offers a variety of features, including budgeting, that can help businesses stay on top of their finances.

Does QuickBooks Online have a budgeting feature?

Yes! QuickBooks Online offers a budgeting feature that can help businesses track their income and expenses. Creating a QuickBooks online budget is a remarkably easy process that we’ll break down step by step.

Where is the budgeting feature in QuickBooks online?

To create a budget in QuickBooks Online, follow these steps:

●  Log into your QuickBooks Online account.

●  Click on the "Budgeting" tab.

●  Click on the "Create Budget" button.

●  Enter your budget information, including the name of the budget, the start date, and the end date.

●  Click on the "Save" button.

That's it! You've successfully created a budget in QuickBooks Online!

How do I create a budget in QuickBooks Online?

Now that we've gone over some of the reasons why you would want to use Quickbooks for budgeting, let's take a look at how you can actually create a budget in QuickBooks Online. 

The first thing you'll need to do is log into your QuickBooks Online account. Once you're logged in, click on the "Budgeting" tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

Next, you'll need to select the fiscal year that you want to create a budget for. QuickBooks will automatically populate this field with the current fiscal year, but you can change it if you need to.

Once you've selected your fiscal year, you'll need to choose which accounts you want to include in your budget. You can include as many or as few accounts as you like. For example, if you only want to track your spending on advertising, you would only include your advertising expenses in your budget.

After you've selected your accounts, it's time to start creating your budget. QuickBooks will give you a default budget, but you can change it to whatever you like. For example, if you want to allocate $500 for advertising expenses, you would simply change the default budget to $500.

Once you've created your budget, you can start tracking your spending. QuickBooks will keep track of how much money you've spent in each account and compare it to your budget. This way, you can see at a glance whether or not you're on track with your spending.

Creating a budget in QuickBooks Online is quick and easy. By following these simple steps, you'll be able to track your spending and ensure that you stay on budget. For a more visual description of budgeting in QuickBooks Online, check out this video below from The Bookkeeping Xperts.

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