I need to track the costs of producing videos which need to be recorded in other assets and amortized over the useful life of the video. I've researched classes, locations, inventory and projects. I initially wanted to use projects to track the costs but looks like it only hits the expense accounts. any advice on how to track costs that will need to be recorded on the balance sheet when completed?
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Based on the terminology you used, you do not seem to be asking about a professional tax preparer's practice (practice advice), but QiuckBooks. The QB Community is here:
And you can track what you need to Other Asset; it's not an expense.
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