A software program you create is an asset, so the funds you pay to programmers contribute to the cost of that asset.

Typically we use a current asset account named for the software and add -wip to it, book all costs to that wip account.

If the software is for internal use […]

Resolution for 'COS since issue: 'Are subcontracting developers considered an EXPENSE of subcontractors or COS since my product is software?' available: Yes.

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