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Report: General ledger details - show zero balance accounts

Ultimate Partner




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Ultimate Partner

There's no option to include accounts with a zero balance in the GL Detail report - they just aren't printed.


Many businesses, bookkeepers and accountants use clearing accounts -in their daily and monthly work - e.g. for payroll and electronic bank transfers and these accounts often have nil balances at the month's end.

They need to be able to print out the transactions for these accounts and run a "nil net balance" report, even if just to show that internal control procedures have been followed correctly.


Please help, by including an option to "include accounts with nil balances" in the GL Detail report.


Incidentally, whilst LiveAccounts is designed for clients with little or no accounting knowledge, please don't forget the bookkeepers and acccountants who have to work with them - especially their LiveAccounts Advisers.


Kym Yeoward CPA

MYOB Certified Consultnt and LiveAccounts Adviser



"No option for zero balance GL Detail reports"

Current Status: Open
Last Changed: November 2016

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Thanks for the great idea KymYeoward. Thanks for explaining how having $0 accounts could help. We would love to hear what others think about this. If you would like to see this feature, please show your support with further votes.
Valued Partner
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Valued Partner

I agree with Kim - it would be great to be able to see the zero balances of accounts - it alows us accountants / bookkeepers much our client's lives much easier when we know they are doing the correct internal transactions.  It also reduces our amount of time needed to work with the accounts which in turn, should reduce our costs to our client and allow us to work with more clients in the same time.

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