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Credit Expenses when someone contribute to my expenses. Is it right to do that?

I rent out my flat. The renter pays rent plus certain amount of money to cover some part of common charges. I receive the sum of rent and provisions for common charges in my bank. I split the amount ...
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What double-entry bookkeeping and account structure lets me report taxable distributions from retirement savings plan (e.g. RRSP)?

I have tax-preferred retirement savings plans, and I track their activity using a double-entry bookkeeping app. I am at the age where I am starting to make withdrawals from the savings plans. The ...
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How to correct GnuCash's incorrect claim of imbalanced imported multi-split transaction

I'm in the process of importing an 886 line CSV file of multi-split transactions in GnuCash. I.e., each transaction includes the debit and credit line item. The problem I'm seeing is with every ...
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What hapens to realized gains from commodities in *gnucash*?

The documentation for Gnucash mentions that "Any realized gain splits are ignored" within advanced portfolio reports. These reports provide information for open transactions, including ...
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How can I visualize financial spending in gnucash?

I use spreadsheets for budgeting and I usually map out the expenses over the year to visualize financial health in the future and I am able to tweak this with ease. How can you do something similar on ...
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How to enter gasoline costs with 3 decimals?

Is there a way we could enter costs associated with gasoline using 3 decimals like the industry uses? ℰ.ℊ. Suppose there's a $0.374/gallon gasoline tax which is included in the pump price, but can be ...
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How to capture Treasury T-Bill reinvestment activity in GNUCash

I use GNUCash, I like it a lot. Double-entry is awesome but sometimes it's difficult to determine the "right way" to record something. I've recently started investing in some T-Bills and I'm ...
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Customer/donor total paid report

Using GnuCash for a non-profit and am categorizing my donors as customers and entering their pledges as invoices. Now they make big pledges and pay over some payment period, I would like to be able to ...
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Unlock Asset Account on GNUCash by updating placeholder checkbox

In GNUCash I am looking for the account options that would allow me to turn off the placeholder checkbox in order to update an asset account (told they are under preferences but cannot find them there)...
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Titles and double booking entry not valid after move new pc [closed]

I moved my Gnucash files between PCs. I transferred all Gnucash files at my particular location that I consider for further moving process and keep them particularly in a folder then transferred them. ...
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Gnucash Quote data from other than Alphavantage

As on today, Alphavantage seems to throttle 25 requests/day on free account. As we see other provides like Fool/Fidelity Direct etc, Can somebody help configuring gnucash quotes retrival with source ...
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Start gnucash specifying with set of books

I have two regularly used gnucash sets of books. My finances and those of my aged parents. Is there a command line option by which I can select which set of books open, or am I only limited to the ...
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How account for capitalised expense in personal accounting software (gnucash)?

I'm using gnucash to record the purchase of an investment property and some expenses that are considered part of the cost base of the property. These include: Settlement costs Stamp duty Renovations ...
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GnuCash: How to assign a checking account from which a bill will be payed

Description I'd like to properly account for purchases (e.g. on Amazon). In most cases, when I purchase an item the merchant sends me the package and only after a couple of days credits my bank ...
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Query about double entry going to wrong column

I have just started using GNU Cash and most accounts I have been able to set up without any major issues. But have a query on how can we reverse columns for some entries? Let me start with a couple of ...
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How do I close my account in GNUCash

I am not a Accountant or GNUCash expert so I am seeking help. Let me set the stage. I am from India, here we have investment option called Fixed Deposit abbreviated as FD (in USA I think they call it ...
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GnuCash: Should I Record Fraudulent Charges?

I'm catching up on reconciling my checking account in GnuCash, discovered a fraudulent charge on the February 2023 statement, and noticed another fraudulent charge pending. Should I enter the ...
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Which category for scholarship money in GnuCash

I use GnuCash for home accounting. In particular I use it to keep track of college expenses. Where should scholarship money received from the college go? One side of the entry will be a reduction of ...
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Gnucash imported QIF file not working the same as Quicken - all debits

Good morning: I am a first time poster, long time user of gnucash... I am trying to import a QIF file into gnucash. Gnucash is entering everything as a debit. I can't verify this but am being told ...
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GnuCASH - How to split a single bill in multiple due dates for payment?

It happens often that I have a single bill from a vendor and the payment is split along multiple dates, but I can't get how to do that and Gnucash docs don't explain it much. So far, I split the bill ...
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How can I track gift money in GnuCash?

I'm fairly new to GnuCash and this kind of accounting. I'm trying to work out how to receive gift money as cash and spend it via a credit card. I've also started looking at reports so I can see how I'...
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Gnucash Mutual fund changes number I enter

In GnuCash, I have tried setting up a mutual fund similar to the Stock Account example in 9.4 of the GnuCash manual, but as a Mutual Fund. The account that I set up looks something like this (example ...
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gnucash says it can't obtain the lock. "Open anyway" fix fails

I'm new to this forurm so please forgive me if I'm violating decorum. I'm moving gnucash 4 to a new computer, just like I've done in the past. Both run windows 10. This time, I'm getting the "can'...
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How to add a custom CSS for a predefined report in GnuCash?

I'd like to add a CSS stylesheet to the default "Balance Sheet" report. I made the CSS changes as the documentation says, but I found no way to actually use my CSS during report generation. ...
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Is it possible to create a static filter rule based on a text pattern in GNUCash?

Is it possible to create a static filter rule based on a text pattern in GNUCash during importing an OFX file? For example, its Import Matcher filter does not classify a transaction to a expense ...
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GnuCash expense piechart report not including expense account with negative value

Using the Reports->Income & Expense->Expense Piechart report, it shows the total of all expenses for the given period as expected. However, the total is incorrect as it appears to exclude ...
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GNUCASH: My chart of accounts is upside down at the top level

Gnucash: My chart of accounts is upside down (only at the top level) and badly sorted throughout. For instance: Imbalance-USD Trading Orphan-USD Liabilities Expenses Income Equity Assets Notice ...
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GnuCash: How to create an expense report from individual accounts

I'd like to calculate my average monthly spend over a year from an individual asset account to an individual expense account. Is there a way to do this please? In the Expense Over Time report I can ...
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Sharing a GNUCash file

i'm trying to use the Accounts (.gnucash) file on another computer. i just use FTP to copy it over. When i open it up - it looks alright. However when trying to use one or more Reports we have ...
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How do we edit the dates of the General Ledger report?

We're using PCLinuxOS, updated with GNUCash also updated. We're trying to edit the General Ledger but there are very few options - only two tabs: Display and General. Is there any way to produce ...
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What is the "current" way in GnuCash to "park" the money during a bank transfer?

I have multiply accounts which I transfer money between them, based on need. Between accounts from different bank family, the transfer takes normally few days. In this time, the money is already gone ...
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How to set up gnucash to use different currency pair quotes?

Some currency pairs like XAU-CHF are not available directly, is there any way to use a different currency instead of my locale?
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Add top-level account for both Income (Revenue) and Expenses - Other (Non-Operating) Income And Expenses (GNU Cash)

How do I create a top-level account in GNU Cash that can hold both Income and Expenses in its subaccounts? IFRS (and US GAAP) don't directly publish example Chart of Accounts, but I find it common to ...
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gnucash How do you account for Return of Capital (RoC)

When a Return of Capital (RoC) is entered, gnucash requires a second transaction to account for the gain or loss. Similar to what happens when you sell a stock, the amount of gain/loss continues to ...
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Making a report with "weighted" account values

I'm trying to make a profit and loss report that takes some of my accounts such as "Expenses:Gas" and "Expenses:Automotive" and lets me apply a percentage to them (so that I can ...
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Gnucash trial balance does not balance after entering sale of shares with unrealized gain [closed]

I have been through a few bad transactions turned up by in imbalanced trial balance in Gnucash, but this one stumps me. It seems to be different from the others. I have used the method posted a while ...
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In the envelope system, how often do I "clear" my envelopes?

I use digital envelope budgeting by creating subaccounts in gnucash and allocating my income between the subaccounts every month. Some expenses are relatively constant every month. Examples are ...
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GnuCash: How to transfer crypto (stock) to checking account after selling?

I have an account for cryptocurrency (USDT) which is set up as a stock account, and sometimes I pay with USDT for different goods. The expense accounts have USD currency. How do I record in GnuCash ...
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Left panel of Account Register lacks Account Tree

How can I make the Account Register's left panel show an Account Tree, like the one in Quicken Check Register? Despite having plenty of space, GnuCash's Account tree is on a separate tab from the ...
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GNU Cash Stocks - Using smaller than 0.01 in "Buy" and "Sell" transaction column

How can I set the value in the "Buy" or "Sell" columns to less than 0.01 in GNU Cash? I'm trying to see if GNU Cash can be used to track forex trading of cryptocurrency pairs. ...
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How to account for depreciation and inflation adjustment on GnuCash?

I've been using GnuCash to track only my money and securities. Now, I wanna use it to track also my fixed assets so that I have a more accurate estimation of my net worth. One fixed asset I have is a ...
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Copying invoice between .gnucash files

Is there a way to easily copy a single Invoice from one .gnucash file, to another .gnucash file?
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Custom Check Printing

I just downloaded GnuCash, first time user. I needed to print custom checks, but when I click on the options, all of the custom part is grayed out, non-functioning. If anyone knows what I need to do ...
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Universal asset-or-liability accounts in GnuCash

Some accounts can sometimes change its type between asset and liability. For example, an accounts used for tracking a friend's debt, if each of us sometimes lends money to the other, and therefore the ...
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GnuCash : How to find net amount of two accounts in GnuCash? [closed]

I have a party, ABC, who is a vendor for one product and a customer for another. I created two accounts; one as Payable and one as Receivable. How can I check if I have to see the net amount of these ...
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What is the purpose of the "Action" column in a GnuCash stock account?

I created a "Stock" account in GnuCash for tracking my purchase and sales of "XYZ Widget Company" stock. When I open the ledger for the account, I see that there is an "Action&...
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How to best handle donations for a non-profit in GnuCash

I am not new to GnuCash, but have just been made accountant for a new non-profit. The law states that we have to mail tax-beneficial donation-confirmations after each year to all donors. So I need to ...
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GNUCash Fund management fees

how can I create a transaction against a fund to reflect ongoing fund management fees? This will be a percentage of my investment that is deducted annually. It seems to me the only way to do this ...
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Can't I use a fractional Buy/Sell price on GnuCash that's more than 2 decimal places?

Context I want to track the transactions I made on Binance last year into GnuCash. I found out GnuCash doesn't support Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general, so I added them as a security, as ...
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What accounting entries should I make for writing off a personal loan?

I loaned my father $20. This is how I recorded the transaction in GnuCash: Account Debit Credit Assets:Loans:Father $20 Assets:Banks:USD $20 Now, I want to forgive the debt. What entries should I ...
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