What if an income category shows a negative amount in my report?


Items in the income section of your report show negative amounts when an income category is used in a payment transaction. This is most likely a mistake in entering the transaction. Income categories are typically used in deposit transactions to categorize income.

For example, if you accidentally recorded a tax refund deposit in the Payment column of a register, but selected its correct category (Tax Refund), the transaction appears in the income section of a report, but the amount is a negative number.

Double-click the item in the report to go directly to that transaction in the register. Confirm that you've accidentally entered the deposit amount in the Payment column. If this transaction should be a payment, check the Category List to make sure that the category that you used is an expense category.

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