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Check clears for wrong amount

When reconciling my account I have a check that cleared for the incorrect amount. How do I reconcile until we correct the issue this month?

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Best answer 10-15-2018

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Level 15

Check clears for wrong amount

I listed Each option, since they simply told us Wrong, and Incorrect.

They did not tell us Higher or Lower.

Other Asset = when you did not get Enough money and will get it later.

Other Liability = when you got money that isn't yours to keep.

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Level 15

Check clears for wrong amount

I listed Each option, since they simply told us Wrong, and Incorrect.

They did not tell us Higher or Lower.

Other Asset = when you did not get Enough money and will get it later.

Other Liability = when you got money that isn't yours to keep.

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Level 15

Check clears for wrong amount

Enter an Expense posting to Other Current Asset, if the amount you have is Lower.

Enter a Deposit, posting to Other Current Liability, if the amount is you is Higher.

When you get this settled, do the opposite, as Deposit to Other Asset, to show you got the rest of your money and to clear the additional expense; or as Expense for paying out that liability, for an Overage amount that was never yours to keep.

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Level 10

Check clears for wrong amount

"if the amount is Lower" must mean the cleared amount is lower, in which case you still owe more money, so it is a liability not an asset.
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Level 10

Check clears for wrong amount

I see you edited the answer - that makes more sense now.
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Level 15

Check clears for wrong amount

Oh, the perspectives are still odd, no matter how you state it. I thought it through more times, yet :smile:
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Level 10

Check clears for wrong amount

Create a Check for the actual amount cleared. On the first line enter the amount that it should be and use whatever expense account it was for. On the second line enter the difference either as positive or negative, and use a current asset or liability account respectively. If the check was already created, edit it by adding the second line.

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