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Question: Can a PTO Budget have a planned deficit?

I am the Treasurer for our PTO. We have some prior year expenses (approx. $8k) that we would like to fund from prior year cash surplus vs. from current year fundraising activity. Is it ok to show a planned deficit in our Budget this year to reflect this?


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Community Advice

mum24kids writes:
Yes.


Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi there,
One possible issue: Were the prior year expenses not previously budgeted? If not, that's a large sum and you would likely need a group vote to proceed on how to cover these expenses.

Rose


Community Advice

pngai writes:
Could you have an income item in this year's budget of rolled over funds?


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