Suggested transaction tax system

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
15 Nov 2000 17:43:44 -0500

Nah, I go to a store (grocery, home depot, whatever).  Each line-item
on my receipt will have a 'T' to indicate that it is taxable, or
nothing to indicate that it is non-taxable.  At the bottom there is a
'subtotal' and then a 'tax'.  There are not two subtotals on the
receipt (although I suppose GnuCash could show both sub-subtotals).

Me, I just want to put down "groceries", or "home goods", but I
wouldn't due to a mixed of taxable vs. non-taxable items.


"Al B. Snell" <> writes:

> On 15 Nov 2000, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Except I bet you can come up with some screw cases where an item is
> > covered by one tax but not the other.. Or some items (eg a grocery
> > store) may be taxable and others are not.
> So then you put in two splits for each part - in those cases, the receipts
> should show seperate subtotals anyway - one in each tax code. That's what
> my sample "awkward multi-tax receipt" that I took as a functional
> specification had on it...
> -- 
>                                Alaric B. Snell
>    Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software  

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