Add IRS audit capabilities
minfrin at sharp.fm
Wed Feb 15 11:29:24 EST 2012
On 15 Feb 2012, at 6:15 PM, Ted Creedon wrote:
> Being audited for 2 years, Gnucash is very helpful.
> Suggestion, it would be helpful if receipts, check stubs and other
> documents could be scanned in and made part of the transaction record.
> Binary BLOBS would require a lot of database storage but the generated
> report would be IRS proof.
> The IRS wants the data sorted by account & date.
Ideally you want to store this stuff by reference, and not turn gnucash into a content management system.
In other words, if gnucash could store a link to a document, and for extra points display that document if practical or launch an external viewer if not, it would be ideal.
This is just an extra metadata field against a transaction.
The document could be stored in the cloud, in svn, wherever, it's all just a URL.
The customer or vendor statements could then include links to data where present, give that to the IRS, done.
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