I am new to using Quickbooks online and have starting Reconciling my books. I have a total of 3 accounts that i use, checking, savings, and a paypal account. I also will transfer payments to a personal account for one of my contractors and I transfer between all 3. I am a little confused on how to properly account for the transfers. For example I transfer $300 from savings to the checking when i am adding from my register am i add, match, or transfer?
It seems when i Transfer it throws off the banking and savings reconcile. I know this is probably a stupid question but i want to make sure i am doing everything correctly.
i hope i explained myself clearly. I hope you all can help. Thank You!
I am having a very peculiar problem with the Imported Bank Transaction type when it comes to a simple transfer from Business Checking to Business Savings. Maybe you can share a thought.
I have a simple $100 transfer every month from Business Checking to Business Savings. It has been in place for 8 years. I am reconciling the Savings Account for 2019. I ran the reconciliation for April and all was fine. I mean, it's 2 whole line items, the recurring transfer and interest from the bank. There's nothing to it. BUT, the May reconciliation failed. It was off by exactly $100, the automatic recurring transfer. (for reference I have my bank integrated to my QB Online and this transfer comes from the bank feed)
I cannot discern a difference between the April line items and the May line items. They appear exactly identical. I don't know why but there are 3 transactions for each month. None of these have been manually created by me. One is the interest from the bank. It records as type Deposit. Simple. One is the Type "Transfer" it shows the $100 from Business Checking to Business Savings. Again, simple. But, there's a 3rd transaction.
I am looking at the Register for Business Savings. The 3rd transaction is type "Expense". It is $100, on the same date (first of the month) as the Transfer transaction. There are 2 differences between the "Expense" transaction and the "Transfer" transaction. The differences are . . . 1) in the check mark column which "Indicates whether a transaction was added or matched in the account's bank feed", for the Transfer transaction there's a little green icon which says, "Manually added from bank feeds". For the Expense transaction there is nothing. 2) The balance of the Business Savings is different because each time it incremented by $100. That's IT!!!
What is especially troubling for me is that, the account had identical transactions the month prior. The 3 line items (Transfer from Checking to Savings, Expense assigned to Business Checking, and the interest Deposit). But the April transaction reconciled and the May don't because they are off by $100. Arrrrgh!!!!