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

Andrew Sackville-West ajswest at
Tue Dec 12 16:16:27 EST 2006

On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 10:40:49AM +0000, 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.

happy to help.

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