How to Set Up a Loan in QuickBooks

You can set up loans in QuickBooks to keep track of payments and reconcile the loan with your bank statements.

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QuickBooks is an accounting software program that allows you to track your business finances. You can use QuickBooks to track loans from creditors, customers and other entities. When you track a loan in QuickBooks, you can see how much money you borrowed, when the loan is due and how much interest you are paying on the loan. You can also see whether you are making payments on time.

What is a Loan?

A loan iswhen one party (the lender) provides another party (the borrower) with an amount of money, with the expectation that the loan will be repaid at a later date, usually with interest. There are many different types of loans, but they all follow this basic structure.

In QuickBooks Online, you can set up a loan in order to track payments and interest. This can be useful if you’re keeping track of personal finances, or if you’re a business owner and need to track business expenses.

To set up a loan in QuickBooks Online, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Gear icon and select Chart of Accounts.
2. Under the Accounts tab, select New.
3. In the Account Type drop-down menu, select Loan.
4. Enter the Name of the loan, then select Save and Close.
5. To add details about the loan, such as the interest rate or payment schedule, select Edit under Actions for the loan account you just created.
6. Enter the information about the loan in the appropriate fields, then select Save and Close

How to Set Up a Loan in QuickBooks

In this article, we’ll show you how to set up a loan in QuickBooks. QuickBooks is a popular accounting software that helps businesses manage their finances. If you’re not already using QuickBooks, you can sign up for a free trial. Once you’ve signed up, you can follow the steps below to set up a loan.

Setting Up a New Loan Account

If you’re like most small business owners, you didn’t start your business to become an expert in accounting. But as your business grows, you’ll quickly realize that a basic understanding of accounting is essential to keeping your business afloat.

One of the most important things you need to understand is how to set up a loan in QuickBooks. Whether you’re taking out a loan to finance a new piece of equipment or expand your business, QuickBooks can help you keep track of your payments and interest.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up a new loan account in QuickBooks:

1. Go to the Company menu and select Chart of Accounts.

2. Click the New button and select Loan from the Account Type drop-down menu.

3. Enter the name of the lender in the Description field.

4. Enter the loan balance in the Balance field. If you don’t know the exact balance, estimate it as closely as possible.

5. Click Save & Close.

Congratulations! You’ve now successfully set up a loan account in QuickBooks.

Adding the Loan to QuickBooks

If you’ve recently taken out a loan, you’ll need to add it to QuickBooks in order to keep track of your payments. You can do this by creating a liability account for the loan and then recording the loan itself as a long-term liability. Once you’ve done that, you can set up recurring payments so that QuickBooks will remind you when it’s time to make a payment. Here’s how to set up a loan in QuickBooks:

1. Go to the Accounts menu and choose “Liability Accounts.”
2. Click “New” and select “Long-Term Liability” from the Account Type drop-down menu.
3. Enter the name of your lender in the Account Name field and click “OK.”
4. Now go to the Company menu and select “Make General Journal Entries.”
5. In the Date field, enter the date that you took out the loan.
6. In the first line of the entry, select your newly created liability account from the Account drop-down menu.
7. In the Debit column, enter the amount of money you borrowed.
8. In the second line of the entry, choose an asset account (such as your checking account) from the Account drop-down menu. This is where you’ll be making your loan payments from, so make sure it’s an account that you have easy access to.


Assuming you have followed the instructions in this article, you should now have a set up loan in QuickBooks. Please note that the terms and conditions of your loan may vary, so be sure to check with your lender before setting up anything in QuickBooks.

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