Miscellaneous Expense issue

I am using Quicken 2005 Canadian edition. For my stocks, I created 2 accounts (1 CAD and 1 USD - as per a reply to another post of mine).
Additionally, as per another reply to one of my postings, I am entering
the "foreign withholding tax" under Miscellaneous Expense. This works out pretty good except in the case where there is an adjustment that is made to my statement. The Miscellaneous Expense marks the amount negative. I need to enter a positive amount for the Misc. Expense. How do I enter a positive amount in Quicken?
Thanks
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Quicken likes to put in the sign itself. A negative expense is income, so post this as Income, Miscellaneous, and use the same category.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Will need some clarification before answering your question.
The foreign tax, under Misc Exp should be a negative number. It is an expense and should reduce your cash balance in the account.
You refer an 'adjustment'. Is this an adjustment by your broker to the foreign tax [reducing it] or is it an adjustment for something else?
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JM wrote:

The 'adjustment' is made by the broker to the foreign tax. They are reducing the tax amount.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Have at least three choices that come to mind:
1) Enter a another Miscellaneous Expense transaction with the amount of the adjustment as a negative number, assign same category as original transaction.
2) Enter an Income transaction for the amount of the adjustment - use the Miscellaneous box and assign same category as original.
3) Edit the original transaction to show the correct net amount of the tax.
Any one of these will get you there.
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I did this: Income, Miscellaneous, and use the same category and it worked very well.
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