AW: 2.3.15/tax package: basic questions

Jannick Asmus at
Wed Aug 18 07:54:25 EDT 2010


I posted this in the devel-list. Christian recommended to come up with 
my questions rather in the user-list.


Jannick Asmus wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using the brand new v2.3.15 on WinVista and I had a look at the
> very welcomed enhancements of the tax module. As a German user I
> would like to have GnuCash provide me with the figures for my monthly
> VAT report to the tax authority and my yearly income tax statement.
> I have the following questions / remarks on the current version of the
> tax module which I think is really a good improvement in comparison
> what we had before.
> 1 - The account tax info do not seem to be exported to sql. Is that
> right?
> 2 - The currency of the tax report is USD by default and cannot be
> changed, whereas non-USD values should be converted to USD. In my
> German version the subtotals per account are displayed in EURO as
> additional info, but the subtotals in USD are 0, although I do have
> FXRs EURO/USD in my currency database. Note that the base currency of
> my gnucash-file is EURO.
> Q: Shouldn't there be a choice of the base currency of the tax report?
> Default = base currency of gnucash-file.
> Q: What's wrong with the currency conversion?
> 3 - Running the German locale the tax files related to the German tax
> regime (e.g. txf-help-de_DE.scm, txf-de_DE.scm) do not seem to be
> loaded.
> Q: How can that be amended?
> Last but not least let me say that I am not a programmer and my
> knowledge on software and file handling is limited. I am rather on
> ordinary tester putting 'nasty' questions which I hope can be helpful.
> Thx for your replies.
> /J. 

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