How to add an expense transaction

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

How to add an expense transaction:

  1. Click Accounting Transactions.
  2. Click on Add Expense on the top of the page. Click within any of the following fields of the expense entry to enter in details for: 
      1. Description
      2. Account
      3. Date
      4. Transaction Type (Deposit or Withdrawal)
      5. Amount (the after tax amount for the transaction)
      6. Category
  3. Add tax, if applicable.
  4. Click Save.

A small but important FYI regarding deleting things in Wave:

If you delete data in Wave, you won’t be able to recover it. Because you own your financial information, if you delete it, you’re telling us you don’t want us to store it anymore. So we won’t! Anything you delete (invoices, bills, manually created or imported transactions, journal entries, and pretty much anything else you can add) is gone forever once it’s deleted. This includes your entire Wave account, should you choose to close it; you can read more about that here.

If you do delete something you realize you need back, you’ll need to enter it or create it again. You can reference information from outside Wave to help with this, like bank statements, bills, or receipts. We don’t store any of your old data or older versions of your account, so make sure you definitely want to delete something before you hit that button!