Writing off an over accrual

shaxxashaxxa Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 82
I need to write off an over accrual and am using VT.
In my past when doing management accounts we always wrote this off to the profit & loss account but I can't seem to find this on VT.
Any help or suggestions much appreciated?
Apologies if this is a dumb question, going round in circles here :blink:

Sharon

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  • PaulPSBPaulPSB Feels At Home Registered Posts: 55
    Don't use VT but surely the opposite entry is the account to which the "over accrual" applies?

    Eg Telephone, Heat & Light etc

    Hope that helps

    Paul
  • shaxxashaxxa Feels At Home Registered Posts: 82
    Hi Paul,
    I have already done this but the account in question (Protective Clothing) gives me a credit balance on the P&L so it's has been over accrued the previous year.
    I need to correct the figure to show the new accrual.

    Still going round in circles :lol:

    Sharon
  • PaulPSBPaulPSB Feels At Home Registered Posts: 55
    shaxxa wrote: »
    Hi Paul,
    I have already done this but the account in question (Protective Clothing) gives me a credit balance on the P&L so it's has been over accrued the previous year.
    I need to correct the figure to show the new accrual.

    Still going round in circles :lol:

    Sharon

    OK so you have removed the previous year's accrual and posted to Protective clothing. If you now Dr Protective Clothing with this year's cost and Cr Accruals with the opposite entry your closing accrual should be correct.
    Whether the Profit & loss heading for Protective clothing ends up as Dr or Cr is incidental. If Protective clothing has been over accrued last year then you might end up with a Cr this year to compensate.
  • shaxxashaxxa Feels At Home Registered Posts: 82
    Hi Paul,
    I have done what you have said but just don't like the cr in the P&L as it looks strange.
    Thanks for your help, maybe I'm just being picky :001_smile:
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