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

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue Dec 12 05:57:24 EST 2006


Maybe it would be nice to include such a script in the contrib directory of 
the source. I'm sure other users may be interested in such an example. 
Perhaps even a small wiki page to explain how it works could serve as a mini 
howto on QIF.

Just a suggestion.



On Tuesday 12 December 2006 11:40, Nigel Titley wrote:
> 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.
> Nigel
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