A billable expense is one that is incurred on behalf of a customer, that you expect to be reimbursed for. Also may be called oncharging, or pass-through costs. 

For example: 

If you’re a painter, the paint and tape you buy would be billable expenses, but the equipment you use (ladders, dropcloths, etc.) may not be if you reuse them for other jobs. 

ZipBooks makes it easy to mark billable expenses, so you can be sure to get paid for every penny.

For a full glossary of bookkeeping terms, check out our blog.

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