How do you account for funds carried over into the new year in the new year budget? (Q Mac)

DianaMSR
DianaMSR Member
If I enter the carry forward amounts in the categories, I seem to need corresponding income, but if I enter the total carried over as income it reports as in the red because there is not an actual deposit.

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  • Quicken Jared
    Quicken Jared Moderator mod
    DianaMSR said:
    If I enter the carry forward amounts in the categories, I seem to need corresponding income, but if I enter the total carried over as income it reports as in the red because there is not an actual deposit.
    Hello @DianaMSR,

    I am sorry for any confusion you may have experienced, and I thank you for reaching out to the Quicken Community to discuss this with us.

    When you say that you are entering the forward amounts in categories, are you creating a placeholder transaction in your register? You could set up a transaction with the balance from the previous year carried into the New Year. If the register isn't accepting the transaction as a deposit, you might have to change the amount to be sure it is not a negative number. If the budget is not recording the transaction as a deposit, however, then that would be a different matter, but that also raises another question I had: are you having questions about this with respect to budget reports, as well?

    I look forward to further communication about this subject.

    Thanks,

    Quicken Jared 
  • DianaMSR
    DianaMSR Member
    In the absence of better ideas, here is what I do. I set up my budget for the year. For example, I might budget $40/mo for dental copays. Then I take the carry over from the previous year, say $70, and add it to the amount for January. So the budget says $110 for January and then $40 for the rest of the months. Then I take the total amount of those kind of carryovers and enter it in the budget as income under a "Carried Forward" category I have created. Then, of course, the summary number in the January to December column reads in red (actual/budgeted summary) I do not know what a place holder transaction is or how to do one. Are there instructions some place?