Automatically split transactions with sales tax or VAT (Value added tax) when a transaction is booked to an sales or value-added-tax related account

Nigel Titley nigel at
Tue Dec 12 05:40:49 EST 2006

Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 11:35:17AM +0100, Oliver König wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have posted two feature request for GnuCash at bugzilla:
>> Both feature requests are actually just one feature request. The first one 
>> describes the problem for users of GnuCash in countries who have got a Value 
>> added tax (e.g. Europe, etc) and the latter one for those countries with 
>> sales tax (e.g. USA). However the feature is the same in both cases:
Just to let you know that I got around this problem (basically as Andrew 
suggested) by writing a perl script to suck transaction details out of 
my POS system and generate a QIF file which then imports without problem 
into gnucash. Why I didn't think of this earlier I'm not sure, but 
thanks to Andrew for kicking my brain into gear.


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