How to Enter Two Sided Vendor Transactions in QuickBooks
A reader wrote to ask how to make it easier to enter vendor transactions in QuickBooks when some of the purchases involve a two-sided item, and some are posted directly to expense accounts. He doesn't enter bills; instead, he uses direct checks. However, when he has both an item posting and an expense account posting he enters separate bills (one for the item and one for the expense posting) in order to print a single check to the vendor.
You can use both the Expenses tab and the Items tab in a single QuickBooks check or a single QuickBooks vendor bill. The amount of the check/bill equals the totals of both tabs.