sage suggest to post dividend paid and proposed to capital and reserve. Does anyone feel this not a good practice? because I don't. Very simple reason, I can keep track of both dividend by their nominal ledgers. Remember, we are using sageone business cloud to small owner managed businesses i.e. we are preparing shareholder directors tax returns. By having separate nominal ledger code for this allow us to trace the dividends to tax returns. if we follow sage suggestion of posting to capital and reserve may lead us to lose the track, if are not careful. I would suggest those guys use sageone business cloud to recommend sage to create a code after corporation tax for both three types of dividend - interim, final and proposed.