Trust Accounting Q&A: Transferring Balances

September 2015    Tags: , , , ,

We are changing where we bank for our trust accounts. I have already added the new bank to the Trust Accounting Software and set up each of the clients with new Trust Accounts for the new bank. How can I transfer their balances over to the new bank?

For each trust account in TAS, you must enter a transaction to remove funds from the old bank, and then enter a transaction to add funds to the new bank.

If you will be writing a check from the old bank to the new bank, you can write a single manual check that encompasses all trust accounts, and then enter the check information into TAS for each trust account showing that the funds were removed from the old bank account. Once this has been completed, you can then enter a deposit for each trust account using the new bank account.

Alternatively, if you are not writing a check from one bank to the other, you can enter EFTs instead. When entering EFTs to remove funds from the old bank, enter a positive EFT amount. When entering EFTs to add funds into the new bank account, enter a deposit.

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