Owner’s Draw in QuickBooks (Members Draw QuickBooks)

Last Updated on February 17, 2021 by Editorial Staff

Do you want to track withdrawals of company assets to pay an owner in QuickBooks? If you think so, we just want to say you that you can do it easily through the owner’s draw account in QuickBooks. Yes, and to make this procedure easy, here we have a blog for you, where you can know about the Owner’s draw in QuickBooks, and also can get the knowledge to set up the owner’s draw accounts in QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop.

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A Complete Setup Owner’s Draw account in QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop can be very confusing. Maybe you are confused about picking the right account. Or you are already having that kind of account in QuickBooks. It is essential to maintain the previous year and current year draw accounts for tax purposes.

Every Business owner pays wages to their employees but when the owner requires some amount of money what they can do?. Depending upon the nature and size of business owners might be able to pay the amount for the personal expenses as the owner’s draw instead of business expenses.  

When the owner of a Business Enterprise withdraws some money from their bank account to pay their expenses and any other personal expenditures then, the withdrawal amount is taken as a draw on the owner’s equity in the organization. Maintaining Draws account in QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop requires setting up owner draw accounts and posting monies withdraw from the business bank account for personal issues to the draw accounts.

What is Owner’s Draw in QuickBooks

Owner’s draw in QuickBooks or owner’s draw account in QuickBooks is called an equity account that offers the facility to the QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online for tracking and monitoring the withdrawals of the company assets in the context of paying to business owners. Sometimes Business Owners use their compensation draws instead of paying salaries for their personal work. When a business owner withdraws some amount or picks up funds for their personal use it is also called a draw. In terms of accounting, it is called Drawings. 

If you are a beginner who has recently adopted the QuickBooks Desktop then you have to follow the instructions. The main instruction is to Setting up QuickBooks Desktop First Time which provides you complete details or an idea related to basic earnings and expenses of QuickBooks. Owners can easily withdraw and take out contributed funds and profits they have invested in the business. It helps in representing the overall accounting financing calculations including enterprise profits, expenses, and overall amount used for personal use.

Set Up Owner’s Draw Account in QuickBooks

When you are trying to figure out How much you can withdraw from the owner’s draw then you have to focus on fewer points. These points are necessary to keep in mind before letting more about Setting up Owner’s Draws in QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop. These are:

  • Your Business CashFlows(inflow and outflow of cash in your business).
  • Your business years including slowing season and buying season

It is very common to fluctuate your amount timely but it depends on your company. Let’s take an example: During the Busy season, you are capable of paying a higher amount on your own because you have higher cash flows. But if you withdraw the same amount in the free season when you have very few clients and source of income is low, at that point you can’t pay yourself because of having low cash flows. Before considering the specific amount(How much you are ready to pay yourself) from the owner’s draw account. You have to analyze some more basic factors including operating costs and other expenses. 

How to Set Up Owner’s Draw Account in QuickBooks Online

Now let’s know how to set up owner’s draw account in QuickBooks Online:

Steps to Create an Equity Account

Follow the below simple steps to create an equity account in QuickBooks online.

  • At first login to QuickBooks Online.
  • Then click on the ‘Gear Icon’ from the top-right corner of the page of QuickBooks Online.
  • After that, select the ‘Chart of Accounts’ option, and then on the ‘New’ option.
  • Select the ‘Equity’ option from the ‘Account Type’ drop-down menu.
  • Select the ‘Owner’s Equity’ option from the ‘Detail Type’ drop-down menu.
  • Now enter an opening balance.
  • And at the last, click on the ‘Save and Close’ option.

Steps to Write a Check From an Owner’s Equity Account:

Now we have to write a check from an owner’s equity account by following the below steps:

  • Click on the ‘+New’ and select the ‘Check’ option.
  • Now in this step you have to select the account where your amount will be withdrawn.
  • If you want to print the check then, click the ‘Print later’ option.
  • Go to the Account field and fill check fields, and make sure that, you have selected on the created owner’s equity.
  • You can also fill out the memo field, but it is optional.
  • At last, click on the ‘Save and New’ option or the ‘Save and Close’ option.

How to Set Up Owner’s Draw Account in QuickBooks Desktop

Process the owner’s draw account by following the below methods:

To Create an Owner’s Draw Account in QuickBooks Desktop

  • First, launch QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Go for the List option, and click on it.
  • In the second step, Visit the Charts of Accounts or you can press and hold Ctrl+A simultaneously present on the keyboard

           Ctrl Key: present at the left bottom on the keyboard

           A key: present at the left middle on the Keyboard

  • After that pick account and then NEW in the left bottom
  • Go to the equity option and click on it and then hit the Continue button
  • In the last second step, Enter your account name i.e. Owner’s Draw account, and also write down the description properly
  • Hit save and accept all the changes made and then close

To Write a Check From an Owner’s Draw Account in QuickBooks Desktop

  • In the first step, simply go to banking and then choose Write Checks
  • After that Hit pay to the order present in the Write Checks window.
  • Now simply select the Business owner and enter the amount in $.
  • In the Next Step, assign any amount of the check to the Owner’s draw or equity account that you can create to record and maintain the owner’s draws.
  • In the end, hit the ‘Save and Close’ option to accept the changes and then close.

The End Line

We tried our best to put information in this article for your easy understanding, hope you like it. Further if in case, you have any queries regarding this topic then, you drop a call through +1-877-355-0435 for an instant troubleshooting solution, or you can hire a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to know more about this topic.

What is Owner's Draw & How to Set Up the Owner’s Draw Account in QuickBooks