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computermomof6
Level 2

Closing an Account with a Negative Balance

We had a business account that was in the negative and was closed.  How do I closed the account with a negative balance?  They marked it as "Overdraft Write-Off" What type of entry should it be for me in Quickbooks?

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Best answer January 15, 2020

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Rustler
Level 15

Closing an Account with a Negative Balance

use a journal entry

debit the account for the amount of the write off, credit Other Income

 

the overdraft, negative amount is a debt you owed, when debt is forgiven it is your income since you no longer have to pay it. (there are some rare exceptions to that with mortgages, etc)

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Rustler
Level 15

Closing an Account with a Negative Balance

use a journal entry

debit the account for the amount of the write off, credit Other Income

 

the overdraft, negative amount is a debt you owed, when debt is forgiven it is your income since you no longer have to pay it. (there are some rare exceptions to that with mortgages, etc)

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computermomof6
Level 2

Closing an Account with a Negative Balance

Thank you.  I mean we actually still owe it, even though it was written off to close the account.  So I wasn't sure.

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