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Reverse Bills

Sometimes I EARN money, and I owe that money to my 3 roommates.

A bill is when they OWE ME money. A Reverse bill is when I OWE THEM money.

You can solve this by letting us do a negative amount for a bill. Thanks!

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    Blaine shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminSplitwise Support (Admin, Splitwise) responded  · 

    Our website now has additional handling for reverse bills/refunds – when entering a bill, you now have the option to choose “reimbursement” as a split type, which will allow you to distribute money equally between a number of people. (If you try to enter a negative cost in the “Add bill” form, it will now automatically change to the new “reimbursement” split method.)

    We’d love to add this kind of bill to our mobile apps as well, but it’s not on the roadmap yet. Apologies for the inconvenience!

    Hope that helps! Let us know if you encounter any bugs, or if you have any other suggestions.

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      • Amol Patil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Suppose one of the household which is common in group sold out and got some amount. Add a feature so that amount will spilt equally among each member of the group.

      • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is very common that my roommate and I share an expense for a gathering and receive some small compensation from our friends. This compensation is awkward to account for in the current system.

      • Mason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This really needs to be added to the mobile apps. After 2 years and some change, it's reasonable to expect this would have been implemented at this point.

      • ANKUSH RANA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Team,
        I really like this app, it saves a lot of our time while dividing the bills and moreover its very helpful for students like us staying in hostel. One thing on which i want to bring your attention is while today as i booked my ticket from other platform and ultimately i got some cashback, i couldn't find any discount filed in splitting up the bill. lately i put that discount figure as negative figure under tax lab. so if your team can come up with some kind of discount tab below the billing tab that would be very helpful.

        Again thanks a lot team, We appreciate your efforts in bringing this up

        Regards,
        Ankush Rana
        INDIA

      • Parthiban commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If something return or need to maintain negative amount system not accepting (-$)

      • Yarden Ram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To have an option for adding negative amount for cases we got money back and want to split it equally

      • Marcela De Angulo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sometimes the expenses are for selling stuff, so it would be great if you could register who received the income and how it should be distributed between the people of the group.

      • Akbar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently when there is a cashback on a particular transaction, say for example if we buy groceries and apply some coupon for cashback which gets credited later, then initially we put the entire amount for splitting. Later when the cashback is received, then we need to find the previous entry amd reduce that cashback amount. Instead of this, if we could simply add a negative entry for cashback that would be helpful I believe.

      • Sara Del Pino commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When the group paid an expense (car rental, for example) and after some days, the company pay the group back some money, because the price changed, but the group already had distribuited the expense. so it's importante to be able to register not only expenses, but also incomes

      • Will commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This functionality needs to be added to the app! I receive income regularly for the groups I'm in, and would like to account for that!

      • Linesh Mehta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an awesome feature! Splitwise Team - you guys have done a commendable job and we love you guys! keep up the great work!

      • marie goddard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lately I've had rebates for various expenses. For example, my partner paid for 3 months of car insurance (split half) then I recieved the rebate monies because we cancelled the insurance after only 1 month. It would be nice to reconcile this without having to go back and adjust the original payment. Often rebates are many months behind. Applicable to health insurance claims or other claims.

      • Victor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If in the house we rent a room we have to split profits, what about add an income column?

      • Oleg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It will be great to have possibility to record reimbursements not from website only but from mobile app as well. Thanks!

      • Facundo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An example probably explains this idea better.
        Say I have a group with 5 friends, and we are starting a home breweing business...so we have to invest on equipment, malt, etc.. and put our expenses on splitwise to settle the balance at the end of the month...
        Now, we sold 20Liters of beer, and we want to re invest this money so as to lower the overall balance for next month. Well, be able to add this money as credit equally (or not) shared would be a great feature!

      • Davis Gossage commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My roommates and I are selling our stuff and thought having negative bills is an interesting use case that I don't think would be difficult to implement.

        Ex: I sell our couch for $400 and want to split that profit equally with my 3 roommates.

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