Allow me to disagree in a very passionate manner.
There’s absolutely no difference between tax payments and regular payments on one hand and no difference between tax refunds and receipts on the other hand other than the line account. Which you can change in a normal receipt/payment.
This excessive pigeon-holing can only be found in QuickBooks, which is a dying platform. Let’s not forget that the popularity of Manager comes partly as a result of the large list of QuickBooks failures, one of them is overcomplicating transactions in this manner.
To me at least, copying the faults of QuickBooks is a stupid move especially since the developer already knows that all of the users prefer Manager over QuickBooks.
Just google QuickBooks and you will see how every other accounting package advertise themselves as QuickBooks alternative and that should tell you something about how QuickBooks is doing.
What’s next after Tax payment, Tax adjustment, Tax refunds tab? Sales receipt tab, cheques tab, cheque payment tab, deposits tab, expense tab, pay bills tab?
That sounds excessive to me and my response would be resounding no.
For those who prefer this type of setup, QuickBooks provides exactly that so it seems like a waste of effort trying to make Manager like QuickBooks when you already can have QuickBooks.
No one ever wondered before this point on how to pay or refund tax balances because it’s intuitive:
- Gave someone money? Use the Payments tab
- Someone gave you money? Use the Receipts tab
Overcomplicating things with arbitrary distinctions on what why tax payments are different from payment will only leave us in a position where users not knowing what goes with what, exactly like QuickBooks. Even worse, there are many situations in QuickBooks where the transaction don’t fit any of the pigeon holes. What to do then?
Sorry for the lengthy rant but going in this direction will bring Manager from one of my top 3 software down to the bottom right next to QuickBooks.
That would be a deal breaker for me.