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Last Year's Payments, This Year's Budget

My insurance policies renew on the calendar year and are payable before it starts. This creates a situation where the previous year's insurance payments are applicable to the current year's budget. If I adjust the dates of the payments to the current year, it will screw up the reconciliation of my accounts. How do I deal with this?
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Last Year's Payments, This Year's Budget

Hi there, @rbryanh.


I've come to provide information about your concern. 


Yes, adjusting the date of payments is not recommended as it may create problems with your reconciled account. In QuickBooks Online (QBO), you'll have to record the transactions that happened in real life to avoid messing up your books. That said, you have to follow your bank statement and record the payments on the correct dates.


Also, since this involves past transactions, I recommend reaching out to your accountant to guide you on how you can accurately record this. If you're not affiliated with one, you can use our Find an Accountant tool to look for one near your area. 


You'll also want to check this article to get a clear look at your current and future businesses finances in QBO: Track your cash flow in QuickBooks Online.


Also, running reports to have a summary of your business information is a breeze. This will further help you to view the different aspects of your company. 


I'm always around if you have any other QBO concerns. Don't hesitate to post here again. Have a good one. 

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Last Year's Payments, This Year's Budget

No offense intended, but that's remarkably unhelpful. Thanks, Bryan

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