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GnuCash with (optical) PhotoTAN?

With Ubuntu 20.04.1 I now installed GnuCash - both as Flatpak (version 4.1) and from the official repos (version 3.8) and am nothing less than flabbergasted that online banking still won't just work ...
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Gnucash: Importing transactions in multi-currency accounting

I have current accounts in EUR, USD, and GBP, and expenses in multiple currencies as well. The way I track my expenses currently is: if the expense is exclusively in one of the currencies (e.g. UK ...
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Importing transaction history from USAA into GnuCash

I was able to export a .csv from my bank, USAA. However, when I attempted to import the CSV, I was met with errors, and kind of fumbled my way through it. However, after it was imported, none of the ...
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Gnucash Finance::Quote 3 currencies exchange rates

Using Gnucash 3.9 and Finance::Quote 1.47 My business uses TWD as the base currency, but we also have accounts in USD and CAD. Finance::quote automatically provides exchange rates for TWD/USD and ...
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Historical Quotes

I imported Quicken data starting at the 1st of last year. Although all of the investment transactions transferred correctly, no security prices were included. I would like to import prices from the ...
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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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Capital Gain report with currency conversion of purchase cost

I have setup gnucash in my windows laptop. It does what I want and it does flawlessly. I have one question though. My default currency is AUD. I have investments in shares in indian currency. Using ...
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How to change register colors in gnucash 3.x?

I upgraded from gnucash v2.4 to 3.4 and I read the colors theme are gone... and to follow the instruction in "https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/GTK3#Register_Appearance" to change them in v3.4. So I ...
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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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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: how to add multiple rates in the price scatterplot

If it is possible, how can I add multiple investment rates/currencies/etc within a single price scatterplot? I know how to add one rate. I just want to have this report for myself. Or, as a first ...
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GnuCash expense report by account with multiple currencies

I'm trying to report the total value of my business expenses over a tax period. My expenses are recorded under Expenses in ZAR (primary currency) and some hosting expenses are recorded in USD. When I ...
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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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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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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 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 correctly track a covered call write (sell to open) in double-entry accounting?

I recently started using gnucash for personal accounting, but I guess this question doesn't depend on the software. I sold a covered call, and I'm not sure how to keep track of that in the double-...
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What's the best way to account for a risky investment - As an asset or an expense?

We normally account for investments as a separate account in assets: Assets:Banks:Bank ABC => Assets:Risky Investments:Investment XYZ which is consistent with the fact of having an asset that ...
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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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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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GNUcash - temporary funds received for purchase?

Where I live we have an app where we can transfer cash to each other. This morning for example, my girlfriend sent me 3750 so that I'd send 7500 to our landlord for rent. Where would i get these funds ...
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How do I get Gnucash to automatically assign expenses to accounts?

I'm using Gnucash. I'd like to create "virtual subaccounts" for my debit account to keep track of expenses. E.g: debit account --> groceries Regular "virtual payment" to groceries every month ...
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Which account type to use for claimable expense I pay upfront for my employer?

I am using GNUCash for personal finance. Sometimes I pay expenses upfront for my employer with cash or credit card. My employer will pay me back later with cash or cheque. I am thinking of using ...
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Currency Settings

I changed the currency in GnuCash settings from USD to SAR. Although my computer's regional settings are all set to English, GnuCash is displaying me arabic shorthand for SAR (رس). How to change it ...
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GNUCash: Reimbursements from Friends

I just started using GNUCash to track my finances, and I have two hypothetical examples I'm not sure how to log. Example 1 On Sunday, I made a 100$ purchase. Since I didn't have a credit card on hand,...
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Gnucash: no transactions to match?

I recently started doing a quite good job in proactively entering the expense transactions in Gnucash and I organised everything so that the balances match bank balances for the last couple of years. ...
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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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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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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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GnuCash not opening mysql database on Windows 10

I have a mysql server on my Ubuntu 20.04 server on a local network as the backend for my GnuCash installation. I can connect with no trouble using an SSH tunnel from my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. However, ...
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How to properly model shared expenses and rent with Gnucash?

I share my flat with two other people and am currently having issues properly modelling the account hierarchy for our use case. Our intention is mostly to have a good overview about who-paid-what and ...
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Linking Android to Chromebook Gnucash

I have GNU Cash on my Android phone which I purchased a few months ago. I have about 3 months worth of data in there. I have recently purchased a Chromebook and want to link the info in gnu cash (...
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GnuCash Transaction Import Assistant - Loading Bank Statements

Confused about setting up GnuCash file using the Transaction Import Assistant to load Bank Statements. Is there a GnuCash quickstart tutorial to cover this? Expecting to load the statements and the ...
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How to track a Tricount (IOU account) with partner in GnuCash

My partner and I have a shared ledger on Tricount, an app used for calculating how much money one owes on shared expenses. From the perspective of mechanics in GnuCash, the simplest way would be not ...
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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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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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How to setup GnuCash with dual currencies

I am trying to set up GnuCash to keep track of my USD and CAD chequing accounts. I keep running into a problem where all of my imported bank statements into the USD account show empty transactions. ...
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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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Handling of credit card bill transactions on bank account when using online banking in Gnucash

I'm using HBCI for downloading both my bank account and the credit card account. The weekly credit card bill will be downloaded in two transactions, one in the bank account and one statement in the ...
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I'm having trouble installing the Finance::Quote module in GnuCash on Windows 10 [closed]

I'm trying to install the Finance::Quote module on GnuCash (4.2) on Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18363.1198) but I get a message saying "'cscript' is not recognized as an internal or external command,...
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Half down; half on delivery - How do you invoice that?

I know of a business that charges $100 for a repair. They charge $50 on acceptance of the job, then $50 on delivery. One could issue two invoices, tying them together with a job for the customer. Post ...
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Import Match migrate to a new file

I'm using Gnucash 4.2 on Windows 10. For my old file I have imported transactions and pretty much all my imports have "Import Match" now. However, when I start a new file, all the "...
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Recording Personal Loan

If I put $200 of groceries on my credit card for a friend while I'm out shopping, how do I record that transaction? Further, when she pays me back by bank transfer, how do I record that transaction to ...
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Can you define multiple hierarchies for income and expense in GnuCash?

Given the following expense hierarchy: Insurances Car insurance Health insurance Mobility Fuel Is it possible to add a different hierarchy as an alternative view on the same data such as: Health ...
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Does GnuCash have an easy way to track subsidiaries of companies within one account?

So is there a way to track expenses related to different companies from within the same gnucash file? For example we have two companies that are subsidiaries of another company. We are constantly ...
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GnuCash Chargeback

I am trying to use the chargeback function in Gnucash. The chargeback customer and job are both specified when I create the bill and the "Billable" column is checked on all items on the bill. However, ...
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Gnucash shortcut for “Saved report configurations”

I often use "Saved Report Configurations", but I find menu access cumbersome. Is there a shortcut key combination for that, or has someone found a way to map a shortcut key in GnuCash? I use linux ...
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Gnucash accounts not opening!

I've used Gnucash for about a year now - Macintosh Version 3.3 Build 3.3+ (2018-09-29). Every month I open it and update the books, and output two reports. But today when opening, it gives a "-...
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Adding a expense category to transfer

I added a category to transfer a few years ago but I can't figure out how to do it now in GnuCash. How can I tag a transfer with an expense category?
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report: group account activity by accounting period instead of by month

I'm using GnuCash 2.6.12 and would like to create an annual report for tax reporting purposes. For that, I would like to create a report where transactions are grouped for the whole year, (the ...