The IRS requires you to keep receipts for basically everything you spend on your business. Collecting, and managing those receipts is a critical workflow to determine for your business. Done well, this just becomes a way everyone works. Not done well, this becomes a time-consuming reconstruction effort well after the fact, and the potential to still miss things is huge. So what’s a smart business to do? Find some great tools to help of course!
One great option for many of our clients is to use QuickBooks to maintain and organize their receipts! In fact, we find it a great idea to literally “attach” the receipt to the transactions within QuickBooks. By doing so, you always have very clean records and can trace through anything you need to at a moment’s notice. So how do you attach receipts within QuickBooks Online? Now there are actually several ways to do so:
- from a web browser, you can log into QuickBooks Online, go to a specific transaction, and drag & drop the receipt onto that specific transaction
- QuickBooks Online just released functionality that allows you to set up receipt forwarding! So receipts can be emailed into your QBO directly!
- You can take a picture of a receipt with your QuickBooks mobile app, and upload directly to QBO
This could really be a game changer for many small businesses. This type of access makes it very easy to get receipts in. Your account manager at ZümiFi can help ensure that the receipts get attached to the correct transactions. Most importantly, all your documentation would be right there in QuickBooks Online, accessible from anywhere anytime!
We highly encourage you to think about whether these new functionalities can benefit your business. We all have to track and save our receipts – let QuickBooks make this better and easier for you!
ZümiFi- helping you organize!