Disable editing of transactions, is it possible?
edodd at billiau.net
edodd at billiau.net
Tue Jan 18 05:51:14 EST 2011
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 6:04 AM, <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>> > Hi
>> > For GnuCash to comply with Swedish tax law editing transactions must
>> > be
>> > allowed, instead a correction transaction must be entered. The reason
>> > being
>> > that all changes must be recorded.
>> Could you please explain the penalty for not upholding this impossible
>> To what level of business does this standard apply?
>> My country's law does not state how I will keep my books (personal or
>> private company). Some of my stuff is formally audited, but most is not.
>> The only time the government intervenes is if I get selected for audit,
>> which case they want my books and my supporting documentation. More
>> emphasis is placed on the quality of the supporting documentation than
>> the quality of the bookkeeping.
> I do not know the penalty, or how seriously authorities would look upon
> usage of GnuCash. Michael, actually, as I understand it, enforcement is
> needed, just discouragement. Adding an option to make transactions
> read-only/disable editing may seem unnecessary, in fact the only purpose
> this would be to make the software available to Swedish accountants in
> smaller firms and organisations. If one would want to cook the books this
> feature will do nothing what so ever to stop him, but this feature would
> make the software comply to Swedish law. I'm working on the Swedish
> translation now and would really like for more people in Sweden to use
> GnuCash. So if no one feels the urge to add this feature, which I can
> understand, would it be added if I submitted a patch, or convinced someone
> else to make one?
In order to work out an enhancement request, we need more understanding of
what the law asks, and to whom it applies.
Otherwise we run the risk of making a system which doesn't fit the actual
Can you find out more or point us to suitable web resources?
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