QuickBooks | Split

Software: QuickBooks accounting software

In the List report, such as General Ledger report, you may see some transactions labelled as -SPLIT- under the Split column.


What does “Split” mean?

Split means that there are more than one GL accounts associated with the transaction. For example, a cheque transaction for Rent expense account with GST associated may show as “Split” in the Bank account. The double entry for this transaction will be:

Debit Rent expense account

Debit GST liability account

Credit Bank account

You need to zoom into the transaction to find out more about which account it posted to.

Since most of the transactions will have a “Split”, I usually remove this column.