tracking "debt" to charity, with cost accounting
29 Aug 2001 15:53:16 -0000
My wife and I want to make sure that 10% of our (income minus
student-loan payments) goes to charity.
The most logical way to do this is by creating a "charity payable"
account; I could transfer 10% of every paycheck from my checking
account to C/P, split the source of every student-loan payment 90:10
between checking and C/P, and make all charitable donations directly
out of C/P. However, if I do it that way, then GnuCash will not have
an accurate running balance for the checking account, and checks
written to charitable organizations will show up in C/P, but not in
the checking account.
What are better ways to handle this?
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