Bills category is adding a negative value instead of subtracting a negative value

I’m using the Monthly Budget tab that pulls Expenses/Income from the Categories tab.

For the month of April, everything is fine. I had a budget of $500 and expenses of $475 with a surplus of $25. For May, instead of subtracting the expenses, it added them for a total of $975. Can anyone elaborate on why this might be happening?

Hi @sneakernet,

The only reasons I can think of are because of an incorrect polarity on the Transactions sheet, meaning that the transactions you categorized using expense categories were positive amounts.

Are you using the Foundation template - the one that has the month columns in the Categories sheet?

If so, you can also reach out for more help from our support team and we’ll be better able to diagnose the issue from there.

Heather