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The problem is most likely related to how you allow task updates. If you are allowing task updates via multiple means (timesheets, % complete, etc.) this is where the problem is occurring. The short solution answer is to only allow task updates via timesheets or single entry mode.
If you allow tasks to be updated by % Complete, project will do the following. Lets assume you have a 3 week task that is 120 hours of work. It starts today, Monday. On Friday you update the task to 50% complete (which tells Project that 60 hours of work is done). With that update, Project does the following. It adds actual work from task start thru Friday at 8 hours each day to match the planned work. That accounts for 40 of the 60 hours of work completed. Since there is 20 hours of completed work left, Project starts filling future days with actual work to match the planned until all the 60 hours are accounted for. Meaning, it adds 8 hours of actual work to Monday and Tuesday and then 4 hours of actual work to Wednesday to account for the remaining 20 actual hours. As a result, there is now future actual hours in a task that will also appear in the timesheet next week.
Project also contains bugs that will on occasion create future actual hours. Some of these have been fixed in past CUs. I would suggest looking at a topic called “Broken Tasks in the Future” that appeared about 2-3 months ago in this forum.
Hope this helps