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How should IRA contributions appear?

I'm still very new to Quicken and have it synced to several bank accounts including my main checking at Bank of America, and my IRA's at Merrill Lynch (Merrill Edge).

When I sync my accounts and look at all transactions, they look like this. (I would do this as a screenshot but it won't let me upload a screenshot, so I'm typing out each column.)

03/15/21 || Merrill Lynch || Transfer || -$5000.00 || Bank of America Checking
03/15/21 || Employer Contrib || [Merrill IRA] || +$5000.00 || Merrill IRA

I believe that's right, because the two transactions cancel each other out (-5k and +5k), but I wanted to make sure that the way the "Transfer" and "[Merrill IRA]" categories show up is correct, so that they get categorized properly.


  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    Hello @aksdjfhlk23fkjhsa,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your question.

    Based on what you described, this does appear to be correct.

    Also, just for future reference, if you do not have the option to attach a screenshot, then alternatively, you can drag and drop screenshots to your response instead. 

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