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 08:55:10 EST 2006

Geert Janssens wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
I could certainly do this and since the POS I'm using is Interchange, 
this could be of general interest to the Open Source community. I'll 
polish the rough edges off the script and submit it together with some 
explanatory documentation.
> Just a suggestion.
> Regards,
> Geert
> 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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