Possible bug with Cash Flow Report

Anthony Nelson tonyn at openlearning.com
Fri Nov 6 12:05:14 EST 2009

I think when the company receives a loan it should be a liability.  No?

Yes, there is a link in the cash flow report for Loan From Shareholder.  It
shows up in both the "Money into selected accounts comes from" and the
"Money out of selected accounts comes from" parts of the report.  Both links
take me to the Loan From Shareholder account, which shows a balance of $0.

I'm still confused, and in spite of everyone's generous help I'm afraid I am
getting more confused.  The account does display properly in the Balance
Sheet so maybe that is just good enough.  I will not attempt this type of
transaction moving forward.


On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Anthony Nelson <tonyn at openlearning.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Michael,
> >
> > Again I very much appreciate your thoughts on this matter.
> >
> > Answer to 1)   When I recorded the credit card transaction, all I did was
> to
> > enter a normal transaction but rather than categorize it as a business
> auto
> > expense I categorized it (in the transfer column) as  Liability:Loan From
> > Shareholder.  As expected that transaction automatically shows up in my
> > account Loan From Shareholder.
> Isn't a loan you make to another entity considered an asset?
> ...
> [snip]
> ...
> > My remaining question: Is there anything I can do so that the account
> Loan
> > From Shareholder shows a zero balance on my Cash Flow report?
> Are you able to select that account when you generate the report? As
> has been described, the Cash Flow report shows transfers OUTSIDE the
> accounts selected in the report options.

-- Tony

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