Order of split transactions

Joseph Hesse joehesse at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 10:16:36 EST 2015


In the GnuCash tutorial, Chapter 4 - Split Transaction Example, the 
split transactions for a salary and tax deductions start with the 
Checking asset and doing the splits from there.

I tried it another way, by starting with the Income:Salary account, 
entered the total salary and then used splits to deduct the various 
taxes. The only difference I saw was that in the Memo field in 
Income:Salary where the transfer is to Income:Checking, the Memo text 
did not transfer.

Is it a wash or is one way better than the other?

Thank you, Joe

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