Thank you for your accounting question,
Money deposited from your reserve account should simply use the category of the reserve account. You increase your bank deposit and decrease the reserve account. This is simply an asset moving from one account to another. It is not an expense and does not affect P&L
So, how do I link the two accts in QB so that a deposit to one, debits the other without changing the botXXXXX XXXXXne?
I am assuming you have at least 2 accounts in Quickbooks, 1- your main checking account, and 2-either a checking or savings account for the reserves. You simply make a deposit in the checking account and use the other account as the category.
Is there some part of the explanation that was not clear?
The expense of the purchase of materials or services is categorized when you write the check from the main checking account.
..to the vendor.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX didn't appear when I checked before....the box was blank. This clears it up.