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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gnucash: AqBanking assistant just won't start

I am using the most recent version of gnucash (3.10) on Windows 10 and would like to use the online banking functionality that is supposedly part of gnucash. I clicked on Tools and then "Set up online ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Printable Invoice Configurations

When I create a printable invoice I see the option to save its configuration. I thought at first this was to enable saving what columns, and other features, are to be printed so that this need not be ...
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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 ...
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Gnucash - Report cash flow on a per-asset basis

I'm not sure I'm using the correct terminology but I have a number of "assets" which are sub-accounts of a checking account: Checking account - Designated funds 1 - Designated funds 2 ... What I ...
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GnuCash: Paying for others - direct or indirect transfers?

Suppose I am going to a restaurant with 5 friends. Suppose we are in the US because then we have to pay together. Suppose I take the bill of 500$ with my credit card. I receive the money of one friend ...
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How do you set up current year bookkeeping based on previous year balance sheet and profit and loss items?

I'm setting up this year's accounting ledger for a sole proprietorship. It used to be done by CPAs in the past but I decided it's time to bite the bullet and start doing it myself. All is going well,...
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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 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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