Register Pay Entries in a Brokerage Account sometimes switches signs
grahamtw532 Member ✭✭
edited April 11 in Registers & Transactions (Windows)
I have a brokerage account where I send a monthly retirement check. In a deposit transaction, I enter the gross amount of the check as positive and the tax deductions as negative. This results in a positive transaction total. However, when I go back and look at the transactions, sometimes (but not always) the signs have been reversed, which leaves a negative transaction total. Yet in both cases, the "Cash Amt" column in the register shows a positive value. While the register "Cash Amt" is always correctly positive, when I run reports, they show the positive or negative values consistent with the transaction split-which gives me incorrect gross income totals. Can someone please tell me what I need to do differently to ensure the split transaction signs (+/-) remain as I enter them. Note that similar entries in a bank account work as expected.
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