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For questions related to the GnuCash personal and small-business financial-accounting software freely licensed under the GNU GPL. As this is a personal finance site, questions about usage of the software are preferred over technology-related questions.

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Why Profit & Loss report with dollar currency summing total revenue and total expenses each $0.00

Implementing GNUCash with currency INR. Not sure why Profit & Loss report with dollar currency, summing total revenue and total expenses each $0.00 (http://rajeevbagra.blogspot.com/2018/07/gnu-...
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Expense lower due to reimbursement. How to put in administration?

I only recently started to document my financial administration properly. Before, I had an Excel file with all transactions of my bank account (and a separate one for my savings account). Recently I ...
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How do I specify optional modules in MacOS in Gnucash?

I'm trying to import invoices. On MacOS where do I specify (gnc:module-load "gnucash/plugins/bi_import" 0) as noted in https://www.gnucash.org/docs/v3/C/gnucash-guide/import-invoices.html
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Handling multiple currencies in GnuCash

I started using GnuCash when I used in Germany and hence I have a whole EUR structure in my database (Aktiva, Anfangszustand, Aufwendungen, Ertraege, Fremdkapital). Later, I moved to the US. I ...
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How to set up saving for items in GNUCash: Asset or Expense

Let's say I'm saving for a car and I would like to save X amount on a month to month basis, where would I generally put this?
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How do I record a not-fully-paid expense?

I bought a pair of eyeglasses for $5 from a friend. I only paid to him $4 however as I didn't have enough cash then, so that means I owe him $1. Today I paid off the remaining $1. How should I record ...
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Invoice Stylesheet Spacing

I'm trying to set up my invoice style in GnuCash. I've created a new stylesheet from within GnuCash but I need to make some changes to the stylesheet that aren't covered by the options within GnuCash ...
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GnuCash Conversion from Quicken

I successfully downloaded GnuCash and linked it with my Quicken data files. But now all my account information is scrambled--bank balances up or down by an order of magnitude, securities sold long ...
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GnuCash/Finance::Quote not working for Vanguard funds [duplicate]

I have money in some Vanguard funds (VTSAX and VTTSX), and track my money locally in GnuCash. Some time ago, I had it set up to automatically update the prices of these funds (Price Editor → Get ...
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Gnucash vs QuickBooks for both personal and business account

I'm considering keeping track of both personal and business accounts. I'm an old user of Gnu cash and I think I could manage with it. What would be the benefit to swapping to a new cloud accounting ...
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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 Report Account Display Depth

In a GnuCash Cashflow report how can i change the "Account Display Depth" of the sections? Money into selected accounts comes from Money out of selected accounts goes to Detail: In GnuCash's ...
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Organizing portfolio in gnucash: Now what?

I started to manage my stocks in gnucash as described in the manual and I update the prices frequently with Finance::Quote. But now what? What are the useful reports that I can generate from the data?...
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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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Bonus stocks / shares in GnuCash

What is the right way to record bonus stocks / shares received? I used Actions -> "Stock Split" menu and it created a bonus entry. When I try "Reconcile" it shows the record on both sides (Funds In ...
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How to change the default “Extra notes” in invoices?

It always says "Thank you for your patronage!", which I can manually edit every time I create an invoice, but how can I change it permanently?
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Moving expense transactions to different account

If I've already added an expense to 'Misellaneous' account but I later realise I should have added it to 'Office Supplies', how can I move it? I tried changing the Transfer > Expenses:Office ...
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Tracking employee stock option grants in GnuCash

I've been using Gnucash for a while now and I'm starting to feel like an accountant. :) Anyway, I've been interested in trying to map out employee stock option grants for a while to form a more ...
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How should I record the changing value of an investment in accounting software?

I have the following (simplistic) structure set up in GnuCash, but this should apply to other software too: Assets Bank account Pension Income Salary Interest Every month, my salary is split ...
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How to edit a split transaction in gnucash

I have a split transaction in gnucash which transfers 10.40€ from my Checking Account (split line 3) to my Expenses:$ account (split line 1) as 20.80$ via Trading accounts: (I know 1€ is not worth 2....
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How to enter credit card “statement credits” (e.g. cash back) in double entry accounting? [duplicate]

A credit card statement credit is a reduction in liability, so I would think it's "income" of a sort. But, I could also see it as a reduction in expense; for example, buying a plane ticket using a ...
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How to enter loans made, loans received, and capital contributions in GnuCash?

I just started using GnuCash to keep track of my personal expenses and to do the books in my business. I have no accounting experience, but so far it's pretty simple. I've entered the balances on my ...
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Do GnuCash Income entries ever stop contributing to the Income Account's total?

I'm building a personal budget in GnuCash and after entering my starting equity, I've added my new paycheck in the Income section of my budget. I've entered it as transferred to my Checking Account ...
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How can I duplicate existing transactions and assign them to a new invoice?

I originally created a set of invoices, each with a set of itemised transactions for work done and duly sent them to my client at the time. Because he's tardy, he neglected to pay the invoices on time ...
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How do I prevent the use of duplicate invoice numbers in Gnucash?

I'm not an accountant or bookkeeper, but I have been using Gnucash to enter and manage my invoices. I had an instance where I used B192116 for an invoice number and the customer paid this invoice. A ...
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Why is GnuCash now tracking share prices in fractions?

Prior to the update to version 3 (ie, the 2.6 branch), all my funds were tracked with decimal values. Now, they're all fractions... and odd ones, at that. Do I really care that shares went from ...
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Posting invoice in different currency

I've got all my transactions organized in CAD. Now I've got a new customer that'll pay me in USD. I can open USD bank accounts to handle this, that's not a problem but in GNUcash I created a new ...
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gnuCash: Selling a car

I bought an old car two years ago for 4000$. Now I am selling it for 2000$. Meanwhile I had much repairs which exceeded all the prices. Determining the value of such an old car is hard. Once upon a ...
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Importing .csv into GnuCash

Exported my Expenses Sub Account from GnuCash as .csv file and got the undermentioned 16 column headings. Date Account Name Number Description Notes Memo Category Type Action Reconcile To With Sym ...
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gnucash: search transaction across all accounts

When I search a transaction I have first to choose an account, then by Edit - Find... I can search this account by several criteria. If there is no match I have to choose another account and repeat ...
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How to print a list of Memorized Payees or in this case “Current Memorized Descriptions”

I need a report similar to a transaction or account report, but instead of being able to select accounts, being able to select "payees" or remembered "Description" field entries. I'm new to GnuCash, ...
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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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Gnucash: Tags/ Multi-category

this is a question about if a certain feature exists of how other useres "do it": Can i attribute different or multiple cost centers to a transaction? Example: I went on holidays and paid a flight. ...
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GnuCash Loan and Credit Card showing as debits

Setup GnuCash 2.6.12 Ubuntu 16 $10,000 loan from external party (Brandon) In the official GnuCash documentation, it states that: GnuCash treats account types Credit Card and Liability the same. ...
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Double-entry accounting: how to keep track of mortgage installments as expenses?

Context: I am new to double-entry accounting, I use GnuCash for my personal family bookkeeping. At the moment, the main goal for me is to keep track of incomes/expenses of our family over time. For ...
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What should I do when the reality of money present and the amounts in GnuCash differ?

I started doing double entry bookkeeping with GnuCash to keep track of my personal finances, down to the penny. I think I am familiar with most of the basics of double entry bookkeeping, I took a ...
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How to fix Finance::Quote to pull quotes in GnuCash

I made the jump from Jumsoft's Money app to GnuCash a while back. It appealed to all my OCD tendencies. I don't know how to use Perl, or stuff of the sort, but with detailed instructions I manage to ...
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Invoices less payments in GnuCash

I use GnuCash to manage the finances for my small business. I offer prepaid accounts to my customers who don't want to be bothered with invoices or have a fixed service budget. I have set up the ...
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How to only show transactions between a specified date range in GnuCash?

I'm still new to GnuCash so please bear with me: My business has year end 03/31 and I was wondering if I can select a date range so that it shows me transactions within the range? Or am I supposed to ...
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Simple income and expense report in gnucash

I do not understand nor do I enjoy accounting. I have a small LLC, and I have a QFX file from my bank that encompasses all transactions from 2013. I would like to import this, manually categorize ...
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How to delete multiple transaction at once in GnuCash?

How can I delete multiple transactions in a batch in GnuCash? My specific use-case is that I am treating each year as a standalone gnucash file. I start with a copy of the previous year and import ...
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Copying account balances into new book

Each semester, the treasurer of our fraternity sets up a new gnucash file, based on a template without any transactions (just the accounts already created). For each active member, the majority of ...
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How should I document mandatory furlough in GNUCash?

My union contract requires a certain number of furlough hours be taken over the next year and a half. Furloughs are basically unpaid vacation--I don't show up, and don't get paid. How should I ...
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Import stock transactions from Excel to GnuCash

I'm trying to automatize the process of import financial data from my stock broker to Gnucash. I'm looking for a way of export the Excel data from my broker to QIF of other suitable format to be ...
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GnuCash: invoice split across wrong accounts when posting

I have been using GnuCash for several years to manage the accounts for our flats' management company. We use business features to keep track of our gas and electricity supply accounts - three in total....
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Gnucash: Keeping track of sales and expenses for a specific craft show

My wife is an artist, and is beginning to do craft shows. I want to be able to track the profitability for each show by collecting expenses and sales. Expenses can occur up to a year in advance of the ...
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Applying tax codes in Gnucash to generate TXF

I am using GnuCash to record and track transactions for an LLC (in US) I just launched. Now, I need to generate a TXF to be included in Turbotax for generating Schedule C. I am familiar with double ...
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How to get visibility into contributions to assets

I'm using double entry with Assets, Expenses, Income, Liabilities, and Equity. To illustrate my question with easy round numbers: Income one month is 10k; 5k goes into an asset like a 401k account (...
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How can I generate yearly statement table with details on every account on every month in a single report?

I want to know if anybody has generated GNUCash custom report with months as columns reporting Income/Expense on every account. For example: . The idea is to show the following in a single report. ...
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Tracking Stocks in gnucash: Total mount shown in the ledger is wrong

I recently started buying some stocks and track them with gnuCash. I used the gnuCash manual to get started. Basically I have Assets:Broker Account where I transfer money. From this account I buy ...