In QuickBooks, you can create classes that you assign to transactions. This
lets you track account balances by department, business office or location,
separate properties you own, or any other meaningful breakdown of your
Many business owners have certain segments of their business that they want to keep a close eye on. By using the class tracking feature, you can define these segments and track their associated account balances on invoices, bills, and other documents.
Businesses with different departments or locations can use classes to report account balances for each department.
For example, if you had a restaurant with three locations, you might create
an Uptown, a Midtown, and a Downtown class for tracking account balances by
location. A farmer might create a class for each enterprise—for example,
Corn, Hogs, and Soybeans. At the end of an accounting period, the restaurant
could create separate reports for each location. Likewise, the farmer could
create separate reports for each enterprise.
The Profit & Loss by Class report shows the profit and loss of each
aspect of your business that you track by class in QuickBooks.
The Profit & Loss Unclassified report shows the profit and loss from all transactions that are not classified. You can use this report to identify
unclassified transactions in your company file.
General tips for
Classes compared to types
Examples of using classes to
track segments of your business
Turn on class tracking