negative amount in expense
for credit of a partial expense
Tom D. commented
Payroll: 400 Withholding -30.90 Net check 369.40
Also, why not allow deposit to be treated as negative income. Think how much easier that makes it, for example, to deal with a bounced check.
These two changes would make a ton of manual journal entries unnecessary.
Brian O'Carroll commented
I also have a need for something like a negative expense - I'm hiring equipment at a cost of £75, but paying £250 upfront to cover a deposit. After the hire, I get a repayment of £175 (assuming everything returned is in order).
I'd want to show these things on the dates that they (will) happen to help with cashflow but I don't want the returned money to be a 'sale', as it's just my money coming back!
Chris Brown commented
I agree, I need this as well. I have an expense and a credit for a partial amount the following month. It is easier to enter these separately than trying to keep the documentation all in one record as an itemization
Alberto Curro commented
I've the same exact problem. Sometimes you receive an invoice from a provider that you get into costs, but later on you receive a partial refund because some material was incorrect, etc. In this case, there's no way to create a negative entry for the cost, so both entries (original, positive one, and negative one later) would match your bank account entries.
Please add the option to add a negative entry in costs!