Split reimbursements unequally
After a weekend getaway we returned some unused supplies that had already been entered on Splitwise. We split costs using shares (some people were paying for them and their partner's share) and thought we could add reimbursements in a similar fashion. Unfortunately it appears reimbursements may only be shared evenly.
We worked around this by editing the original expense which wasn't as smooth as I've come to expect from Splitwise.
Thanks for the idea – the workaround you chose makes sense, and sorry / thanks for your patience. We really appreciate your feedback.
I’m going to leave this suggestion as under review to see how many other people are having the issue. Reimbursements are a tricky feature that we are happy to support, but adding additional functionality to them it is not currently a high priority since they are not very commonly used. As a result, I’m sorry I can’t promise a specific place in the roadmap for your suggestion.
Brian Tilley commented
I would appreciate this feature. I just had to return a security deposit to 4 other roommates with separate transactions, which completely nullified the error-checking help I like to get from Splitwise when dealing with large sums. I tried to enter a negative amount, but the UI switched to reimbursement, forcing me to make the split equal. Please add unequal reimbursements!
Kishore Kundanagurthy commented
If the original transaction was split based on percentages and the transaction is reimbursed there is no option to select percentage while recording reimbursement
Better if you can provide all options while reimbursement also like split equally, split by share, split by % etc
Francis Kus commented
Just came across the same issue. Our workaround looks like its going to be adding each person's reimbursement individually to make sure they have the appropriate amount shown.
I'd also like to point out that the reimbursement option is not available on the App yet, which caused some confusion when originally looking in to this problem...
Vitor Hugo Barros commented
Exact same problem. Cost and Reimbursement functionality should be the same: after all, it's only a signal that changes :)
I solved this by creating a refund just for the amount being refunded to the individual person. Not ideal, but it worked. It shouldn't be this way, please fix this problem. The original expense was split 60/40, I should be able to log in the total refund and choose to split the refund 60/40 as well.
Lusann Yang commented
I wound up 'solving' my problem by logging 11 separate 2-payer events. :( Ugly.
Lusann Yang commented
Please make this better! I'm doing expenses for a large group outing (14 adults) that involve some accounts being doubled (couples sharing the same account) and some accounts being halved (some folks were only on 1/2 of the trip). I can't edit the original payment because some folks have left the group since the original payment. We have been reimbursed $1000 and I can't find an elegant way to split this reimbursement. Woe.
Would love to see this too - we use splitwise as a small accounting tool to divide profits from our app, and we would like to have uneven profit sharing i.e) some people have a higher stake than others.
V. Beaubien. commented
I also have this issue, and it is a p.i.t.a. It seems if you enter a bill one way, then receive a refund, the functionality should not be beyond splitwise to reflect the orignal split in the refund. Not tricky at all. Nor should it be "tricky" to put in a negative amount to return money to somebody who has paid you. Frankly I could do this in Excel in a couple hours.
Juliana Barbosa de Carvalho commented
As I recently discovered, it is possible to put a certain amount of cash that came into the group (instead of a bill, in which money came out), just by puting the minus simbol "-" in front of the amount.
This is amazing for a group of workers that has money incomes and outcomes (as in payment for jobs, and expenses with material). But I can't share the income money diferently between people of the group (as someone may be entitled to more or less money than others) - when I try, the income turns into a bill.
Would it be possible to make the options to split diferently for incomes as well?