You may pay for bills or other expenses on behalf of someone else and then you're reimbursed their portion at a later date.

In Emma, the reimbursement is likely to be categorised automatically as 'Income'. To offset the category the bill or expense is assigned to, recategorise the income transaction to same category.


You have budgeted £50 in Emma for you portion of the electricity bill this month. You pay the entire electricity bill of £100 and this transaction is categorised as 'Bills'. Currently, your budget will show you're £50 over budget on Bills.

Your partner reimburses you £50 the next day. Recategorise this £50 reimbursment from 'Income' to 'Bills'. This will offset your 'Bills' category and show you've only spent £50.

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