QB Issue Resolution:

payable to partnerX should be a liability account

in the chart of accounts, for that account select use register at the far right

make a new entry as an increase for each expense paid, and select the expense account in the account block

the liability account balance will increase with each expense paid by that partner, later when able you write the partner a check and use that same liability account as the expense for the check – paying it down

Resolution for Issue 'How to enter an expense that we won’t be paying for a while? (i.e. Cell phone for a partner that we won’t pay until we have more cash on hand)' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

How to enter an expense that we won’t be paying for a while? (i.e. Cell phone for a partner that we won’t pay until we have more cash on hand): this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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