How to Add a Subtotal Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2012 - dummies

How to Add a Subtotal Item to the Item List in QuickBooks 2012

By Stephen L. Nelson

If your purchase order, sales receipt, or invoice includes a subtotal line item, you create a subtotal item in your Item list in QuickBooks 2012. To do this, display the New Item window and select Subtotal from the drop-down list.

Next, give the subtotal item a name or abbreviation and use the Description box to describe the subtotal. The following figure shows the Subtotal version of the New Item window.

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If you’re using other charge items that are calculated as a percentage or discount items that are calculated as a percentage, you almost certainly need a subtotal item. An other charge that is calculated as a percentage would typically be calculated as a percentage of a subtotal item. Similarly, a discount item that’s calculated as a percentage is calculated as a percentage of a subtotal item.