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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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How can I see splits relevant to an account, not just the parent transaction?

I commonly group purchases or invoices into transactions and then show the individual components as splits in gnucash. I don't know if this is the right approach, but suppose I go shopping, I might do ...
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Manually updating portfolio value in GnuCash

I have left Quicken version 8 to start using GnuCash. One of Quicken's great assets is the capacity to record and/or display stock prices for any historical date, provided the history has been ...
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GnuCash - Show Total (Custom Currency) in Accounts view

In the Accounts view/tab, when selecting the columns to be visualized, the column Total is showing the total for each account in the respective currency (as intended). I want to see the totals in EUR ...
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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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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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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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How do I pick the location where Gnucash backs up to?

I would like to back up Gnucash to a external hard drive. Latest Gnucash version and latest Mac OS 10.12.6.
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Book capital losses in gnucash

I have an asset in gnucash, and its value changes over time. I followed these instructions and know how to record the gains, but it's unclear to me how I record the losses. The help page describes ...
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Budget Report with Cumulative amount in Gnucash

I want to see during a year if I am good with my household budget. I have made a monthly budget for all my expenses and income. Thus I would like to see for example in June what the current amount ...
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How To Assign Payments Received Properly In GnuCash?

What is the "proper" way to make sure that a payment I receive for an invoice is "assigned" to that particular invoice? (I feel like many payments I have received don't get assigned to an invoice and ...
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Newest transactions added on top, not bottom, of accounts in GnuCash?

In GnuCash, with ascending date the transactions are listed from top to bottom. Is there a way to have the transactions listed with ascending date from bottom to top? I.e. I want the newest ...
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How to properly name expense accounts (fees and fines, resp.) with public bodies in the context of personal (non-corporate) bookkeeping? [closed]

How to properly name expense accounts (fees and fines, resp.) with public bodies in the context of personal (non-corporate) bookkeeping? Of course I can just make up a random names, but if standard ...
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Using functions e.g. round in GnuCash Scheduled Transaction

I use scheduled transactions in GnuCash and it works, even with user input. What I am missing, that when I enter a user input for a scheduled transaction and use this value in a calculation then I ...
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Correcting a transaction -- Gnucash won't let me do it [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with splitting transactions so posted a question about it on this forum. The answer I received did the trick and I can now split transactions just fine. The trouble I'm ...
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How to enter a tax credit/deduction/exemption in double entry system?

I started using GnuCash and have learned the basics of double entry bookkeeping for managing rental income. I have managed to create a working Chart of Accounts that works well and accurately (...
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gnucash: How to set currency of a stocks account? Moving stocks from one stock account to another with different currencies

I am using gnucash for tracking my stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies. For the latter, I often heard the recommendation to treat them as a security. As such, I added a CRYPTO namespace in the ...
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Importing transactions to be recorded in both 'bank checking' and 'a particular expense' account

I have been recording and analyzing transactions for several years using a spreadsheet. In effect, I have been using a variation of a single entry book-keeping system. I wish to import the data into ...
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Scrolling in Gnucash [closed]

Scrolling in a Gnucash register seems extremely touchy - the slightest touch on my touchpad (I have a MacBook Pro) scrolls a whole screen of transactions. Is there any way to adjust the sensitivity? ...
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Obtaining Figures For Australian GST Business Activity Statement From GNUCash

I have been entering all my financial records into GNUCash, and now I need to find the most efficient way to extract all the needed figures for the BAS. The Income & GST Statement looks like the ...
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Can't issue SEPA transaktions because account doesn't have SEPA information stored

I have Gnucash 3.4-3 and Aqbanking 5.7.8-1 installed on Arch Linux. When I try to issue a SEPA transaktion i get the error message: Your local bank account does not yet have the SEPA account ...
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Gnucash budget report not adding subaccounts

I have problems budgetting for accounts that contain subaccounts. Gnucash does not seem to want to add the actual values in the subaccount, to get the correct value for the parentaccount, but in stead ...
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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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How do I record my spouse's payment in shared credit card account?

I've created a credit card liability account. My spouse shares my credit card and makes several purchases on it as well. Each of us makes a payment directly against that account at the end of the ...
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Gnucash: Change transaction description globally?

I'm running Gnucash 3.8b+(2019-12-29). If there's a way to change a transaction description throughout an account, I can't find it. The internet isn't yielding up any interesting suggestions, either. ...
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GnuCash to track expenses when refunds occur

I've started using GnuCash to keep track of my expenses so that I have an idea of how much I spend each month for food, clothing, etc. My main goal is to be able to see if I went out of budget one ...
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GnuCash setup for personal and shared money in the same account

I have arrangement with my spouse that everything that we earn is "shared" but we get monthly allowance that is personal. We get our salaries to personal accounts and tract how much we owe to in ...
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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 to track options trading in GnuCash

I recently started experimenting with a bit of stock trading on the side – put aside a bit of money, small enough I could afford to lose it entirely, in an ETrade brokerage. I've been keeping my own ...
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double entry bookkeeping loan to myself

I have 3 accounts - savings, outgoing, and loan. I have $100 in savings. I then receive $50 into savings. so far, so good. Then I want to 'borrow' $25 from savings with the intention of paying it ...
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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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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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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 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 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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How can I import customers and invoices from a previous year's Gnucash file?

I've been using Gnucash for the past year for small business accounting as a self-employed contractor. I've read that it's a good practice to create a new file for each year. Now that 2014 has ended,...
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Dealing with temporary accounts

I use Gnucash for managing my finances. When I receive a gift card, I assume that it should be it's own account as one of my Current Assets. However, once that gift card is fully spent or expired, ...
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Accounting for paying bills for (and being reimbursed by) another person

I an currently using Gnucash to manage my expenses. I am new to double-entry accounting and find many aspects of it to be confusing. Here's a situation that currently happens monthly. I'd like to know ...
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Salary account in gnucash: charge vs. income // example transactions

It might not be the usual thing to have on opening balance in a "Salary" account, but if one did, this is what I tried in gnucash: description: payday again :-) transfer: Equity:Opening Balances ...
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Including benefits in kind within accounts

I'm producing accounts for a local political party using GNU Cash. There are a lot of benefits in kind that we need to account for. Previously I included these on a separate spreadsheet, but would ...
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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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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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Missing transaction in Gnucash import from OFX, transaction is in the file

I'm exporting my bank history using OFX format and GnuCash can import it ok, but sometimes there are a few transactions that are in the bank history, are in the OFX file, but GnuCash refuses to show ...
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Super GnuCash placeholder account

I am keeping all my daily money transactions in GnuCash and I am loving it. I started to use it also to keep the records of my new small business at home. I'd like to have all kinds of accounts of ...
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Remove VAT amounts from cash flow report

I am using Gnu Cash to track my personal expenses as well as my freelancing income. On some of my income I receive VAT which I then have to pay back. Currently the income/expense cash flow report 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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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 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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Representing a personal loan with double entry

I have received a family loan (no interest or penalties, just a friendly loan) from my parents which is deposited into my savings account for my bank. I'm having issues understanding how I should ...
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Splitting already paid bills with housemate

I live with a house mate, and we split our grocery expenses 50/50 between us. Everything is done in cash. I use GnuCash to manage my finances, and I'm not sure how such a situation can be recorded: ...
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QIF import not matching to existing transactions (Payee contains appended information)

I am downloading my banking transactions and importing into GnuCash (v3.11) via QIF. I have set up auto scheduled payments that are not being matched to imported transactions. GnuCash only seems to ...