7.4. Writing Off Fund Formation Costs

Having entered Fund Formation Costs during Fund Setup, you may wish to write off this Expense.

To write off this cost, choose EXPENSES from the Tab Menu.

Add new expense to write off


Select FUND in the Account Field.

Enter fund formation costs writeoff

In the FROM ACCOUNT field, select 1-1086 Fund Formation Costs.

Choose 1-1086 as From Account

Enter the Date and Description, then choose Account 5-1086 Fund Formation Costs Written Off in the ALLOCATE TO field.

Allocate to 5-1086


Enter the Total Cost (the amount you entered as Fund Formation Costs during the Setup process).

Complete the expense form

Click ADD EXPENSE to save.

NOTE: When closing the financial year in which this expense was written off, you are able to select the preferred tax deductible status to ensure the write-off is correctly reflected in your tax return. Please refer to Select Tax Deductible Status of Written Off Fund Formation Costs.


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