They are the same as far as your books are concerned. The only difference is the ability to print a check from the check but not the expense

Resolution for 'books are concerned issue: 'I am paying a vendor with a check. Does it make a difference in QB online if I enter it as an expense vs enter it as a check? Are they one in the same?' available: Yes.

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