RFC: A "book-close dialog" to help auto-zeroize all Inc/Exp accounts
warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Dec 23 20:30:43 EST 2007
Quoting Mike or Penny Novack <stepbystepfarm at mtdata.com>:
>> Ah, yes, a Description for the transaction. Good point! Thanks,
>> I'll go add that.
>> Anything else
> The date for which the closing takes place should be a user set
> variable (OK to have it default to 12/31/current year).
You clearly missed the original message. There was already
a "closing date" entry in the dialog.
[non-necessary supporting documentation elided]
> The other issue is the fact not really how traditional accounting
> would do this. More usual is a temporary equity account (receiving
> total income and total expenses) which is then closed to retained
> equity with a single entry, either gain or loss for the year (thus
> making it clear which the case was).
I was planning to close all the accounts in a single transaction.
Actually, two, one transaction for income and one for expense.
> A minor detail, but you probably do not want to generate a split
> for those income or expense accounts which have a zero balance as of
> the closing date. No harm mathematicly, but a zero amount transaction
> looks odd.
Yep, already have that code written. ;)
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