Where to Record Software Cost

To what account should the cost of business software be attributed?

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You have two choices, sorta.
If the software that is purchased is expected to have a life greater than one year, it's a capital asset and depreciated accordingly. Software is generally three year property.
If the software is something that has a life of a year then it's expensed in the current year.
Different rules apply for software that is self-developed for in-house use or developed for retail sale (as in you are a software developer, think Microsoft).
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Thanks. I found that information readily. I was trying to figure out how to enter it in QB.
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