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Announcement: September 2023

We are currently well underway building our next-gen user interfaces, starting with Payroll web and mobile (released), Invoices mobile (released) and soon, advanced Payroll, Reckon Mate enhancements, and Time web.

Where appropriate we'll add features from the Product Ideas Portal to both old and new interfaces, or, where new is replacing old, we'll add to the new range only.

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The Reckon Product Team

Status Implemented
Workspace Reckon One
Categories Invoices & Bills
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 28, 2017

Ability to enter negative amount in an Invoice

I want to be able to enter negative amount in my Invoices or in bills. This negative amount is not a discount amount, but it is important to be recorded as in separate line, to account for it. This negative amount is usually to offset for some rebate or loyalty discount etc.

    May 14, 2019

    Invoices are completed as per this idea title. View our help article at

    Bills will be actioned in the second half of 2019.

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    Jason Hollis
    Feb 2, 2019

    Hi Rod. This feature is unavailable in a lot of products in our competitor space, especially in regards to the ability to assign a negative amount to a purchase tax code vs the positive amount assigned to a sales tax code. The good news is, we have just undertaken a review of this requirement, and with a bit of backend tweaking we believe we can achieve the right outcomes to suit everyone, which includes mixed tax type transactions - very important to property rentals, agriculture and RCTIs. We should have some good news soon on a pending release. 

  • Guest
    Feb 1, 2019

    Negative line items is definitely needed on an invoice. I wish I had found this post earlier - I am sure a lot more people would have voted or commented  also if they new it existed.  This is such a common feature, I don't understand why it is not available in reckon one.

  • Guest
    Jan 1, 2019

    I run an en electrical contracting business, and when providing customers with estimates / invoices for solar installations, I need to list the value of the government's solar rebate, which I minus from the total cost.

    So allowing a separate line item which can have a minus value, is really important for my business.

    In fact it is a requirement for "Approved Solar Retailers", associated with the "Clean Energy Council" (where we solar contractors, sign a "code of conduct", stating that we will provide customers with an itemised estimates / invoices, listing the dollar value of government's solar rebate.
    At the moment I have to list it in the "Notes" section on the Reckon One estimate, but it has a 1000 character limit, which limits what I can write in the "Notes" section.

  • Guest
    Nov 12, 2018

    We require negative entries on invoices for variations to quoted work.  Very important to us.

  • Guest
    Apr 26, 2018

    I'd like this too but also to apply to estimates, not having this features slows me down too much compared to just using excel.