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Use the Spend Money window to record the payments you make for things such as petrol, office stationery, and phone bills.
If you need to pay a supplier invoice and other bills that you've recorded in the Purchases command centre, you'll need to use the Pay Bills function in the Purchases command centre (Not Basics). For more information, see Paying bills.
Want to automate your payments? You can make a payment by credit card, BPAY, direct debit, etc, and record the transaction in AccountRight when it appears on your bank feed. You can make this easier by setting up rules to automatically record these transactions.
- Go to the Banking command centre and click Spend Money. The Spend Money window appears.
- Select how the payment is to be made. Note that only accounts set up as banking accounts can be selected (credit cards and bank accounts).
- If you are paying electronically—that is, if you will be generating an electronic payment file (ABA file for Australia) for this payment—click Group with Electronic Payments.
- If you are paying by some other means—such as by cash, cheque, credit card or internet banking—enter the account you are paying from in the Pay from Account field.
If the payment amounts you are entering are tax or GST inclusive, select the Tax Inclusive (Australia) or GST Inclusive (New Zealand) option.
Don’t select or deselect the Tax Inclusive (Australia) or GST Inclusive (New Zealand) option after you enter an amount in the Amount field.
Fill in the information in the cheque area of the window. Enter the payee card, cheque number (or other identification number), amount, memo, etc. If you are paying electronically, enter your own unique reference in the Statement Text field (Australia) or Particulars, Code and Reference fields (New Zealand), or accept the default. The text entered in this field will appear on the payee’s bank statement.
Allocate the payment to the appropriate account.
|A||Enter the account you want to assign the payment to.|
|B||Type the allocation amount.|
|C||[Optional] Assign the payment to a job by entering the job code here.|
|D||[Optional] Type a memo to describe the payment.|
|E||The tax code that is linked to the allocation account appears here automatically. You change or delete it if necessary.|
(Not Basics) If you want to assign the payment to a particular category, select a category from the Category list. For more information about categories, see Categories.
Before you record this transaction, you can use the Recap Transaction feature to view the journal entries that will be created when the transaction is recorded. This is useful for confirming that the journal entries are posted to the correct accounts. To recap, choose Recap Transaction from the Edit menu.
Complete the payment
If you are paying by cheque and have already written a cheque, select the Cheque Already Printed option.
If you want to preview the remittance advice or cheque for this transaction, click Print and then choose Preview Cheque or Preview Remittance Advice. Note that the transaction is recorded before it is displayed. If you want to print a cheque or remittance advice now, click Print and select the form type you want to print. Note that the payment is recorded before it is printed.
If you want to store the payment as a recurring transaction click Save as Recurring. In the Recurring Schedule Information window, enter the necessary information and click OK. For more information, see Recurring transactions.
Only banking accounts can be selected as the Pay from account in the Spend Money window. This include clearing accounts for electronic payments. Banking accounts have a Bank (for 1-xxxx accounts) or Credit Card (for 2-xxx accounts) account type, If you can't select an account in the Spend Money window, check the account set up (Lists > Accounts > select the account and click Edit). Here's an example of a bank account.