A guide to the Show Transactions report

This article explains how to access the Show Transactions report, which displays all your transactions in each of the different account categories in FreeAgent.

This report is also sometimes called the nominal ledger or general ledger.

The Show Transactions report is useful because it lets you see the transactions that make up any of the figures in your profit and loss report, trial balance and balance sheet. You can also access the Show Transactions report from any of these reports by selecting the figure you'd like to drill down into.

If you’re a sole trader, you can filter the Show Transactions report by tax reporting type. This is useful if you want to see how FreeAgent has worked out any of the costs on the short or long version of the ‘Self Employment’ pages of your Self Assessment tax return.

Accessing the report

Navigate to the ‘Accounting’ tab at the top of your screen and choose ‘Reports’ from the drop-down menu.


Select ‘Show Transactions’ in the 'Detailed' section.


This will display your Show Transactions report.


Filtering the report

You can filter the Show Transactions report by date, account or tax reporting type.

Filter by date

Choose which dates you want to see transactions for using the drop-down menu. This lets you go back and look at transactions from previous accounting years.


Filter by account

Choose which specific account you'd like to see transactions for or choose to look at all the transactions at once, using the drop-down menu.


You can also select any transaction in the Show Transactions report to go back to the original entry for that transaction. For example, if you select an invoice from the list, you’ll be taken to the relevant invoice.


Filter by tax reporting type

To see the transactions which make up the figure for a particular box on your tax return, select the relevant option from the ‘By Tax Reporting Type’ list at the bottom of the ‘Select An Account’ drop-down menu.


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