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As an accountant, I would set up an account as follows:

Chart of Accounts > New

Account type > Equity

Detail type > Retained Earnings

Name > Dividends

I would then create a bank rule to transfer the payment from the bank account to the dividend account.

This will take the dividend payments out of your P&L and onto your balance sheet, thus reflecting the correct profit and CT.

I’d also be questioning your accountant about there reasoning for setting it up as an expense.

Resolution for Issue 'Paying Monthly Dividends – Chart of accounts' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

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