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Negative Numbers Should be allowed on all input fields

It is very frustrating that on some input boxes you can put negative numbers but not others. On Sch F I can input negative numbers into Freight and trucking but not Gasoline, fuel, oil. It makes no sense which ones you can and cannot have negative numbers in. There are times when it is useful to use negative numbers such as to subtract away personal use items that the taxpayer lumped into their expense accounts.

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Level 1

Yes, l have the same frustration. this is new and must be a programming issue. Please fix it!

Level 1

I also would like you to fix this issue for all fields.  Thank you.

Level 1

Received on Account in the Exempt module is a notable field that does not accept negative numbers. We use this field to include their prior balance with the firm as needed, but only the Exempt module does not allow a negative value.

Returning Member

This needs to be addressed ASAP.  We as users of this product had no input regarding this change.  As a Diamond pass user and $25K later I would at least like a response as to why this change was made.  This change is adversely effecting the way our review process is conducted and slowing down the over all flow of the return. If this does not change we will definitely look at other high end tax software. 

Returning Member

Please revert!  So much easier to show contribution reductions, or show how allocations are posted between schedules.

 

Returning Member

I 100% agree! What is worse is last year some of these fields did allow negative numbers but this year they don't. Why did it change!

Level 2

100% agree with all of the above. Especially the Schedule F issues where some entry/worksheets are accepting the negative numbers and some not. Makes no sense to have changed. Really feel like this is a "bug" in the system that needs correcting. I want to use this to track from year to year - personal expenses, errors in clients QB, errors in 1099's -- all of the above comments also.

New Member

We need negative numbers allowed to be entered.  I use it for coop perunit retained.  Of course the sale of grain is sometimes less then the perunt retained in the sale of products raised box because the farmer records the check received in the record book.  This will show a negative number.  Now how am I supposed to report this?  IRS only sees the number they don't see the notes behind the screen only we do, it shows us how the negative number was arrived at.  This is only one example. Please allow the acceptance of negative numbers.  It makes a world of difference when you are doing an audit as well.

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