Why is my credit card adding payments to the balance instead of subtracting? How do I fix it?

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JayCee
JayCee Member

I am using Windows 11. Don't think that is the problem because all other credit card accounts are correct.

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    that's a common question. First make sure you are sorted in Date order with the newest date at the bottom. If you are not then click the DATE Column heading to sort.  And you are showing both the charge and payment columns instead of the single amount column.  
     
    Sounds like you're running a credit balance. Is the balance in red or black? Look back through your transactions and maybe you'll spot one that was entered backward. Or a payment in the charge column or a charge in the payment column. Look around back where this first started happening.  Or maybe you are missing some charges? 

    If the balance is in Black, it means you have a credit on the card.  Like if you overpaid the bill or got a refund for something you returned.   When you enter a charge it will reduce (decrease) the credit you have available on it.   And a payment will increase the balance.

    Also make sure you have the right starting balance.  If it's zero you might need to add a beginning balance for when you started the account in Quicken.

    The credit card balance you OWE should be in RED. If the balance is Black then it's showing the credit card company owes you and you have a credit balance. And then when you make a payment it's like the cc owes you more. So you need to go back though your entries and find where the balance switched to black to being in your favor.

    See this for more info.....

    A Positive (Black) Balance in a Credit Card Account 

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

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