Writing cheques and paying bills without items

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Can I use cheques or pay bills without having an Item? We do not sell-on any expenses but don't seem to be able to write a cheque without an item?
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John Graetz

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Hi Roslyn.  Yes you can.  On the detail section of the cheque, above where you enter the details, there are two tabs - one says expenses and the one next to it says items.  Have you clicked on the expenses tab to make it the active window?
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Hi John,  I have tried that but get the following message "you will not be able to use this tax code because it does not have a purchase tax item defined".
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Hi Roslyn.  There is no reason that I know of for this to happen.  Are you sure that there is nothing entered into the items section?  Make sure that you delete anything in there before you click on the expenses tab.  The message that you are getting should specifically arise if you have entered something when the items tab was active.
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I am using GST as the code
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GST is only the code for Receipts.  The correct code for expenses can be NCG, NCF, CAG, CAF - these are the main ones
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Feeling a little stupid now ... the incorrect code was causing the problem.  Thanks John :)