How to record a direct cost

How to record a direct cost – Free Online Small Business Accounting Software Questions & Answers

I am trying to record a bill for some Materials bought (Goods sold or used in items sold to customers) The category Materials (direct cost) is not an option when processing invoice from supplier.
How do I record this bill?

  1. Peter Connor June 19, 2014
    Hi there,

    I'll get back to you soon on this.


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Peter Connor Staff June 19, 2014

Hi. we found the bug. If you delete’s the Materials account, and recreate it, it will then be visible in the category dropdown in the bills – the bug is that the default “Materials” account we automatically add to people’s companies isn’t visible in the category dropdown.

  1. Thank you for that Pete however the system wont allow me to delete MATERIALS. Error message: "You cannot delete this account as it is used explicitly by the system"

    Anyway round this or should I just create another Expense direct cost account with a different name?
  2. Peter Connor June 23, 2014
    Let me get back to you on this. I'll just ask the team. Pete
  3. john_bullet June 23, 2014
    For the moment, if you create a different direct cost account, we will fix this in the background so that it will work in the future.
  4. Thanks John

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