Geting GnuCash to Recognise Localised tax report for UK

John Ralls jralls at
Thu May 22 11:31:22 EDT 2014

On 22 May 2014, at 07:26, Herbert Thoma <herbert.thoma at> wrote:

> Am 22.05.2014 16:11, schrieb Derek Atkins:
>> Clint Redwood <clint at> writes:
>>> Hi Derek,
>>> Good point - but what would your localisation setup be in that case? Ideally
>>> you'd want en_DE, which I presume doesn't usually exist?
>> I have no idea what locale I would want.  Most likely I'd have to use
>> en_UK because, as you suggest, en_DE probably doesn't exist.  (I haven't
>> actually tested that to be sure, but I would suspect it doesn't exist).
> Well, that would get you British Pound as default currency. May be you
> would want en_IE. Then you would get the EURO, as this is the currency in
> Ireland.
> But John already proposed a better solution: LANG=en_US and LC_MONETARY=de_DE
> Could it be possible that one has to do tax declarations for multiple
> countries? If you move? May be then the tax report should not be coupled
> to a locale at all? Or only the default selection but reports for other
> countries are somehow available?

Sure. If Derek lived in Germany he'd still have to file US taxes as well as German ones unless he renounced his US citizenship. But that would also require maintaining separate account-TXF mappings for each tax authority; that adds quite a bit of complexity to the change.

John Ralls

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