Create an expense transaction

The Transactions page is only available in the web browser version of Wave. To view the Transactions page, first log in to your Wave account at


If you haven't connected your bank account to automatically import your transactions, you can manually add income and expense transactions as they occur. 

Create an expense transaction

  1. On the left navigation menu, click Accounting Transactions.
  2. Click on Add Expense at the top of the page.
  3. Enter details for description, account, date, amount (the after-tax amount for the transaction), and category.
  4. Add sales tax, if applicable.

    Learn to create a new sales tax from the Transactions page in your web browser.

  5. Click Save.

Deleted transactions can’t be recovered.

To export your data, use Wave’s Google sheets integration, Wave Connect or use the data export function.