[GNC-dev] Fwd: [GNC] UK VAT and "Making Tax Digital"

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Thu May 2 11:44:59 EDT 2019

Maf's reply forwarded to devel.

I think a sensible restriction to vat-report will be: all amounts *must* be
converted into a report-currency... which will then ensure there's only 1
currency for grand-total, therefore 1 heading + 1 grand-total = 1 csv row.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Maf. King <maf at chilwell.net>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2019 at 13:36
Subject: Re: [GNC] UK VAT and "Making Tax Digital"
To: Christopher Lam <christopher.lck at gmail.com>
Cc: gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>

Hi Christopher,

responses inline:

On Thursday, 2 May 2019 12:36:06 BST Christopher Lam wrote:
> Are you referring to the Multicolumn report with multiple embedded
> This one would be very annoying to create CSV export from... each embedded
> report exposes its html output only.

That was the report I was thinking of, not surprised that CSV would be hard

> The links I attached earlier (replacing transaction.scm and
> income-gst-statement.scm) would enable CSV export, exposing the headers
> the grand-totals.

Correct, that is what I see.  but the totals are wrong because the report
can't consider the asset purchases.

> Meanwhile I'm rather more interested in generating a proper solution :-)
> For UK VAT I'd think the more complex requirements here would warrant a
> customised solution based on the existing VAT account structure, rather
> than to try shoehorn hacks on the existing report.

Fair enough.  I guess the GST report was written with Oz in mind and then
generalised a bit.

> If you can create a sample datafile based on the CoA as suggested by
> New-account wizard,

No problem, will take your template file and try to get that sorted over
weekend or early next week.


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