I accidentally wrote a liability check for federal payroll taxes as a regular check in QuickBooks (under Write Checks). Because the check has been reconciled and is now cleared in QuickBooks, I don't want to delete the check and re-enter it under Pay Liabilities. Instead, in Pay Liabilities, I entered a negative amount that matches the liability amount in the expense tab on the liability check. That brought the amount down to zero. Is it okay to leave it like this? I also wrote several penalty checks as regular checks in QuickBooks. Are these okay to leave as well? Or do penalties need to be expensed in Pay Liabilities?
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