Geting GnuCash to Recognise Localised tax report for UK
clint at screwtape.co.uk
Tue May 20 02:37:32 EDT 2014
Thanks for the reply. I'd heard that before, and I didn't expect to be able to use the export, but the accompanying report with the tax form lines accumulating related accounts, rather than having to use a spreadsheet each year and remember which accounts added up to what.
There is code in the GnuCash release for a German localisation of the report, so I naively assumed I could create a GB localisation too. However, it is ignoring my localisation attempt.
I've created -en_GB versions of all the files localised as -de_DE and it just loads the us version.
I'd be surprised if a stable release of gnucash ships with code that isn't usable so I'm just trying to figure out why my localisation for en_GB is ignored.
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On 19 May 2014, at 17:47, "David T." <sunfish62 at yahoo.com <mailto:sunfish62 at yahoo.com> > wrote:
That is not a stupid question. The txf format was developed by Intuit for users of its financial and tax prep software in the U.S. Intuit’s specs for the format make it clear (by omission) that the format as defined is really just for U.S. tax purposes.
GnuCash’s TXF options have been maintained by Alex A., who has implemented this for the U.S. As I understand, he has also taken steps in the code design to make it at least possible for others to shoehorn TXF definitions for other jurisdictions into the GnuCash environment. These other jurisdiction profiles would have to be set up by people with knowledge of the jurisdictional needs as well as having coding experience. To date, no one has stepped up to do this work, although I understand there is some interest in Germany and other EU countries.
As I am only a user, my knowledge of the steps needed to incorporate such features into the program is limited.
On May 19, 2014, at 2:17 AM, Clint Redwood <clint at screwtape.co.uk <mailto:clint at screwtape.co.uk> > wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Apologies if this is a very stupid question, but I've not been able to find anything appropriate by googling.
> I'm trying to create a uk localisation for the txf-tax report (Just for the tax reporting funcationality - not really interested in the export), but for some reason gnucash doesn't seem to be picking up my localisation.
> I'm running GnuCash 2.6.3 on OSX 10.9.2, and I note while the GnuCash splash screen lists activities, that it says loading localised reports - US.
> The Mac is set up to have UK localisation - $LANG is "en_GB.UTF-8"
> Is there something I need to do to encourage GnuCash to pick up the "en_GB" versions I've created?
> Clint Redwood
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