Newer versions of QuickBooks (I believe this started with QuickBooks 2013) have a preference that allows you to show items on reports in the following ways:
- Name only
- Description only
- Name and description
The default setting has been set to Name and description. While this works for some businesses, others prefer not to have it that way.
HERE IS THE FIX
Click Edit > Preferences > Reports and Graphs > Company Preferences (need to be in single user mode to get here). Look for the preferences as shown below and choose the best fit for your needs:
Save your preference, and you're all set!