Apportioning GST in the account register

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Aug 12 16:52:47 EDT 2014


Mark Sutton <mes at> writes:

> Hi,I guess I should comment about a solution I have imagined for some time.
> It has been suggested before that formula can be entered into the amount fields
> of the ledger. For an item with tax included, such as a bank import.
> I would enter something like " $amount - ($amount * 5 / 105)
> this leaves the amount before tax in the account entry and generates an
> IMBALANCE-CAD entry for the input tax credit amount.
> For me this happens to be one or two account entries away from GST-ITC.

It only does this if you commit the transaction then.  If you don't
commit it, and instead tab or arrow out of the line, then you'll get a
new split with the tax amount and you can assign the account.

> This works fine, but it seems just wrong to be entering the same formula
> over and over again into a programmable device.
> One possibility would be to have this formula available from the ALT menu.
> Ideal would be a group a user defined formula, and the ability to place
> products into specific accounts.
> Not automated, but a step in the right direction.
> At this point the ALT menu has the ability to delete a transaction or the splits
> from a transaction . It also seems to have a the ability to create new entries
> other accounts.
> How possible is it to add the other functionality?

SMOP.   Patches always welcome.

> Cheers. Mark


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