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Why is my OFX response empty? [migrated]

I'm trying to get GnuCash to pull transactions from my PNC VirtualWallet account. Has anyone been successful in doing this with their accounts, especially those with PNC Bank? I'm getting a 200 (OK) ...
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Accounting equation: does income really decrease equity?

I am new to using double-entry bookkeeping for personal finances. GnuCash uses a variant of the accounting equation that has five variables, and which seems to be known colloquially as an "expanded" ...
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How to calculate the interest on an account wth GnuCash?

I have a loan from the owner liability and expenses paid from this account. I have not setup the interest rate on this loan, and the loan account is added to in infrequent amount as expenses come up ...
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Head of Household and dependent status tracking with GnuCash

I would like to use GnuCash (if possible) to track my status as head of household and my mother's status as a dependent. The rules are in IRS Publication 501 (mostly worksheet 2). My ultimate goal is ...
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GnuCash How to track a bill in A/P and in an asset account and get tracked to customer who reimburses

I incur expenses on behalf of clients who will reimburse. In quickbooks i would create bill to vendor and track to customer. expense went to A/P and the the other entry was an asset account. This ...
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GnuCash: Copy & Paste Balance Sheet

I would like to use GnuCash for the limited purpose of inputting an existing balance sheet at a particular point in time (just the totals at year end, NOT any of the activity) in order to enter ...
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Gnucash: how to combine scheduled transactions and online banking data?

I don't know how to combine scheduled transactions and banking data in practice. What I have done already: I am fairly new to accounting, but have read Accounting for Computer Scientists, so I know ...
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How do I join transactions after importing from multiple bank account statements in GNUCASH?

I found this but I don't feel it really solves the issue. When importing from two mt940 statements, which have transactions between each other, how can they be "joined" as double entries between the ...
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How to print account transactions for a time period in GNUCash?

I would like to print all the transactions for an account from, for example, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015. I found the report in Reports > Account Reports but that displays all the transactions in the ...
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How to register obligatory social insurance?

Every month I have to pay a certain amount as social insurance. It is my debt - I have to pay regardless of my income. What should be the source of this debt? Opening balance from equities branch? ...
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Gnucash ghost entries: missing Credit Card journal

Gnucash seems to have lost hundreds of entries from my Liabilities:Credit Card account after importing transactions some months ago. The Credit Card journal shows no transactions after a certain date, ...
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'Category' and 'Budgetary imputation' in Gnucash

Currently using grisbi to manage my personal money, I'm considering moving to gnucash (as it seems to fulfill my needs, to have better dev support and some functionalities I am missing -- e.g. sub-...
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Gnucash: How to find transactions of a specific amount?

I've got a Gnucash credit card account in which I'd like to find all transactions of a specific amount. The Find window doesn't have the Charge Amount field in it, and I don't see any relevant ...
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Gnucash help understanding summary bar profit & loss

I use Gnucash for my personal finance management. My accounting periods correspond to months, starting in my payday and ending in the day before the payday. Problem is when I run the Profit & ...
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GnuCash register reimbursements

I just started using GnuCash for personal finance, and I'm still figuring out how to register different types of movements of money. The issue I'm not sure about now, is how to register ...
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Gnucash: How to track similar expenses in two currencies appropriately?

Suppose that someone spends most of their life in one country with currency X, and a few years in another country where they have currency Y. Let's suppose also that the person earns a similar income ...
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How would I account in GnuCash for me and another entity contributing to a joint account?

Me and my wife are starting a joint account, separate from both of our accounts. The intent is for both of us to contribute equally to the account and use it for joint purchases. When I make a ...
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GnuCash: Reimbursable expenses paid by credit card

In my business we buy a number of things for client projects with the company credit card. I understand that to have them show up on the client's bill I need to use the Vendor-Bill process. But when I ...
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What for is Equity account in GnuCash?

What is the purpose of Equity account in GnuCash? For example, I have income through Salary account 500$, after I have expense by buying book for 5$ (so in Expense:Books account is entry for 5$). But ...
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How to record “short premium” in double-entry accounting? [closed]

I write (sell to open) puts on margin for “short premium” on my personal account. The contract note for an opening transaction lists a number of components: • contract number • option symbol • strike ...
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gnucash cashflow reports - different years side-by-side

Is there a way within the gnucash reporting system to compare cashflow reports from two different years? I'd like to see something like: | ACCOUNT | 2015 | 2014 | DIFFERENCE | |---------------|...
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Gnucash creating transactions for wrong account in import

Something seems to be broken in the setup of my online accounts: whenever I get transactions for one of my accounts (via HBCI), Gnucash creates transactions for a different account and also looks for ...
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How to handle currency redenomination in gnucash?

Government of my country is planning to redenominate my local currency. For example, we have conversion rate 15000:1 local to USD. After redomination happen it will be 1.5:1 local to USD. I don't ...
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Expenses in gnucash [closed]

I'm trying to get to grips with Gnucash for small business accounting. Seems fine so far except I'm not sure how to cater for tax on expenses. If an employee pays for something then they need to be ...
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What's the difference between Descriptions, Notes, and Memo in GnuCash? [closed]

The Description field appears in any view of a transaction. The Notes field appears when you select "Double Line" from the View menu. A Memo field appears for each offsetting account when you split a ...
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How do I mimic “daily spendable” feedback in GnuCash?

TL;DR: How do I get reports in GnuCash to do some basic arithmetic the way a spreadsheet can? More detail: Taking inspiration from Level Money, I budget based on how much each of two accounts ...
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Gnucash: How to add up all charges on a credit card within a period

I have "Liability" account in Gnucash for my credit card. Each expense made using my card is shown there as "Charge", while each payment I made to the credit card account from my checking account is ...
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Double entry for mortgage

Q. What entries should be made for mortgage and interest only repayments? For info I use GnuCash. Situation: I have an interest (repayment) only mortgage of, say, £50,000. They added their fees to ...
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Handling expenses for corporate tax in GnuCash

I am very new to the whole concept of book-keeping (Read GnuCash help - that's it) at the moment and was wondering if I could get some pointers in here. I am running a micro limited company (One ...
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How do I track an interest free loan I made in GNUCash? How do I track payments against that loan?

I use GnuCash for my personal accounting since 2008. As I am not a native English speaker, I struggle with the understanding of some GnuCash manual terms and explanations that I do not use in my daily ...
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GnuCash how to do laptop purchase payment plan

I bought a laptop for $1000 online and paid by credit card. The payment plan is 10-month payment with 0% interest rate. So it charges $100 to my credit card each month. In this case, how do I do it on ...
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GnuCash and ledger/hledger [closed]

I am using GnuCash 2.6.7 under Mac OS X 10.10.4 to do my personal finance. I have a fairly large account structure by now with many expense accounts to track different categories of spending. I would ...
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Why doesn't GnuCash auto-reconcile non-bank accounts?

I use GnuCash for the sole purpose of keeping track of my personal finance. When I do my monthly reconciliation on my checking account, savings account, and credit card account and everything is all ...
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Quarterly report in Gnucash?

Gnucash has this handy Account Summary report, which summarizes all incomes and expenses in every currency in the current fiscal year. I'd like to see a similar report for a custom date range (say, ...
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GnuCash during holiday: expenses in foreign currency

I am using GnuCash for keeping track of my personal finances. My currency is mostly Japanese Yen and I live in Japan. I keep track of every single Yen, every single purchase. Now I am going on ...
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List of banks with free OFX service [closed]

I am looking for a list of banks that offer a free OFX (Open Financial Exchange) service. The best list I have been able to find is here: OFX List Some of the banks on this list are documented to ...
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What is the difference between equity and assets?

I am (going to be) using GNU Cash, which uses the double-entry method; I use it for personal finance. Reading various tutorials for GNU cash, it lists 5 types of accounts: income, expense, assets, ...
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correct usage of “R” field, esp. with respect to credit card account type

Using GnuCash to track where my money goes and what comes in. I have as assets my bank account and "cash in wallet", and many expense accounts for food, gas, water, electricity, clothes, transport/...
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GnuCash: How to sum “search result” entries?

Is there a simple way in GnuCash to sum "search result" entries, or would one need to build some sort of "custom report"?
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How to track expenses from an account in gnucash?

I can't figure out how to select three assets (cash + two bank accounts) and a bunch of expenses, and get a report on how much has been spent from those accounts on those expenses. Cash Flow won't ...
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Accounting for reimbursements that exceed actual expenses

When I travel on business, my employer pays for my meals by reimbursing me at a statutory "per diem" rate. Often this exceeds the amount I actually spend on meals. How should I account for the ...
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Double entry accounting: as an employee, how do I enter expenses in foreign currency?

I use gnucash. For my company expenses I follow advices from In double entry accounting, as an employee, how do I enter expenses? and I am happy with the results. But I get to travel often to country ...
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GnuCash, how do I book loan from credit card, being paid back with salary? [duplicate]

I am doing double-entry bookkeeping with GnuCash to track my personal finances. Sometimes I spent money on expenses which my employer is supposed to spent, and I later get reimbursed. For example, I ...
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How do I see all outgoings in one Gnucash report?

I can use the P&L or Income Statement reports to see expenses for a month, but it doesn't include the mortgage payment since I set this up as another account, rather than just an expense. I'd ...
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How do I record monetary advances and money spent thereof in personal accounting?

I have recently (i.e. from the beginning of 2015) started tracking my personal finances with GNUCash, without any previous experience in accounting. While the interface is mostly intuitive (thanks to ...
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How do I create a Custom Bar chart report in GnuCash?

I'm trying to create a custom bar chart report in GnuCash 2.6.5, similar to the Asset Bar Chart or Liability Bar Chart. What I need is a report that shows the sum of 3 (or more) accounts. Some are ...
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How to record HSA-reimbursable medical transaction into gnucash?

I'm using gnucash to record my finances (but it should apply to any double entry accounting system). I wonder how should I record transactions for medical expenses which I can reimburse from HSA (and ...
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Recording claimable expenses in GnuCash

I am new to accounting and trying to learn a few things as my accounts get more and more complicated. I currently use GnuCash to record simple income/expenses/assets/liabilities and have had a new ...
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How to double-entry bookkeep money incoming from sold items

I started doing double entry bookkeeping with GnuCash to keep track of my personal finances, down to the penny. I have as assets my bank account and "cash in wallet", and many expense accounts for ...
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How to improve Gnucash QIF import matchings by adding account to each transaction

I'm trying to suppress the longest part of my QIF import process which is manual matching of each transaction to each account. I have the bayesian matching activated but it performs poorly, matching ...