Disable editing of transactions, is it possible?

edodd at billiau.net edodd at billiau.net
Tue Jan 18 16:55:45 EST 2011

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> Certainly, I will research it more in depth, and ask a auditor. Where
> should
> I post the results of my research?
> Den 18 jan 2011 11.50 skrev <edodd at billiau.net>:
>>> 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
>>>> not
>>>> > 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
>>>> standard?
>>>> 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,
>>>> in
>>>> which case they want my books and my supporting documentation. More
>>>> emphasis is placed on the quality of the supporting documentation than
>>>> on
>>>> 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
>>> not
>>> needed, just discouragement. Adding an option to make transactions
>>> read-only/disable editing may seem unnecessary, in fact the only
>>> purpose
>>> of
>>> 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?
>>> /Daniel
>> 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
>> need.
>> Can you find out more or point us to suitable web resources?

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