I paid a dividend in EUR. The dividend was issued in GBP and then paid from a bank account in EUR. When I entered the transaction into my bank, I tagged it as “dividends paid”. I now realise that the amount logged for that transaction in GBP is incorrect. It’s not using the same exchange rate that I used to calculate the dividend.
Is there any way to change this?
One option is that I could instead tag it as a transfer to my “virtual GBP” account, then I could manually set the exchange rate, and in turn pay the dividend from that “virtual GBP” account. However, the transaction is now locked, so I do not have the option to “detag” the transaction.
Any suggestions on potential fixes? I considered adding a journal entry, but where do I make this “extra” money go? I want it to disappear, which doesn’t really work in the “double entry” model of accounting! Is there an account for “accounting errors” or something like that?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.