You should set up business categories. Make sure to assign them to a schedule C line item number so they show up as business categories. I don't know what categories you would need but my husband is a Land Surveyor. Here's how I set mine up (I also put the Schedule C line number in as part of the name)...Survey IncomeSurvey Expenses ……..11 Labor ……..18 Office Expense ……..20 Equip Rent ……..22 Supplies ……..24a Travel ……..27 Other - Printing ……..27 Other - Small ToolsI made the expenses sub-categories of the main Survey Expense category.Also I use Tags for each job. Then when I run a report I can sort it by job. So an expense entry might look like this…Survey Expenses:22 Supplies/Maple Street
To be included in business reports (and I don't know where else) you have to assign the category to a schedule C tax line item number. To check the tax line assignment open the Category list by either clicking on the Category Icon or go to Tools-Category List or Ctrl+Shift+C. Then select the category and right click on it to Edit it. Click on the Tax Reporting Tab and check the box for Tax related and pick a Schedule C: tax line item.
Business features in Home & Business
In order to determine which version you need, you should
consider the following questions:
I would say that the more yes answers to the above (especially the ones in italics), the
more reasons to use the Home &
Business / Rental Property version.
Let me know if you have any followups.