Why does my cashflow statement net income line not match my profit and loss and balance statements

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Make sure both the P&L and the Bal Sheet for that same Fiscal reporting period are set to Accrual Basis. The Statement of Cash Flows is the reconciliation between these two, so that matters to see the same Net income value on all three reports.

And someone could have Customized the Cash Flow. This is in Edit menu > Preferences, in Reports & Graphs, the Company Preferences tab. Make sure no one included income or expense in the Statement of Cash Flows = redundant listings.

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