Create expense categories [AX 2012]

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Employees must assign their expenses to predefined categories when they are working with expense reports. You can create two types of expense categories:

  • Categories for use by a single company – This type of category includes information about payment methods, expense types, cost splitting, and subcategories. These expense types can be used only for expenses that are charged to the company that they are created in. For example, if you create an expense category for car rental in company DAT, you cannot use the same category when creating an expense report for company DIR. A separate car rental expense category needs to be created for company DIR.

  • Shared categories – Shared expense categories can be used in any company in your enterprise. Shared categories let an employee incur an expense on behalf of a company he or she does not work for. For example, if an employee works for company DAT but incurs an expense attending a company DIR conference, company DIR pays company DAT for the expense.

NoteNote

The procedure for completing this task was changed for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. The updated procedure also applies to AX 2012 R3. For more information, see the section later in this topic.

  1. Click Travel and expense > Setup > Travel and expense entry > Expense categories.

  2. Press CTRL+N to create a new line.

  3. Select a category ID, and enter a name for the category.

    NoteNote

    Categories, and their IDs, must be created in the Categories form before expense categories can be created.

  4. Select whether to use the expense category in Project.

  5. To create subcategories for the expense category, press CTRL+N on the Subcategories tab.

    Only the following expense types include subcategories:

    • Meals

    • Airline

    • Hotel

    • Miscellaneous

    • Car rental

    • Conference

    • Entertainment

  6. Enter a name and a brief description for the subcategory, and select the default payment method.

  7. If you are using the expense category in Project, enter information about the category on the Project tab.

  1. Click Organization administration > Setup > Categories > Shared categories.

  2. Press CTRL+N to create a new line.

  3. Enter a category ID and a name for the shared category. For example, the ID might be Airfare, and the name might be Flight expenses.

  4. Select the corresponding check boxes to indicate whether this expense can be used in Project, Expense management, or Production.

  5. If you are using the category in Expense management, select the expense type.

  1. Click Organization administration > Setup > Categories > Shared categories.

  2. Select the shared category that you want to create subcategories for.

    You can create new shared categories for the following expense types:

    • Meals

    • Airline

    • Hotel

    • Miscellaneous

    • Car rental

    • Conference

    • Entertainment

  3. On the Subcategories tab, press CTRL+N to create a new line.

  4. Enter a name and a description for the subcategory.

  5. Select the Exclude from tax recovery check box if this subcategory is not eligible for tax recovery, such as value-added tax (VAT) recovery.

  1. Click Travel and expense > Setup > Travel and expense entry > Expense categories.

  2. Select the expense category to inactivate, and then, on the Expense FastTab, select the Inactive check box.

  1. Click Travel and expense > Setup > Travel and expense entry > Expense categories.

  2. Select the active expense category that includes the subcategories to inactivate.

  3. On the Subcategories FastTab, select the subcategories to inactivate, and then select the Inactive check box.


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