Possible bug with Cash Flow Report

James Kerr jim at jkerr82508.free-online.co.uk
Fri Nov 6 13:05:15 EST 2009

On Friday 06 November 2009 Anthony Nelson wrote:

> 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.

Perhaps I'm missing something, but didn't the cash flow take place 
when the company paid the credit card bill? We're looking at *cash* 
flow here not change in equity or net income. A change in your "Loan 
to Shareholder" account is, I would think, only relevant to a cash 
flow statement if it involves "cash flow".  


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