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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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What are the implications of "Change transaction contains a reconciled split?"

I am reviewing my GnuCash books. I see that back in January, my bookkeeper typed the wrong payee name when she entered a transaction. When I try to correct the payee name, I get this message: Change ...
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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 ...
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limit number of backup files

Gnucash defaults limit of backup file to days instead of number of files, so if gnucash is opened for several hours, there could be many backup files. Is there a way to limit the backup of files to a ...
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SOLVED - What's the right way to process a customer's overpayment?

A customer overpaid me by $4. When I processed the payment (business->customer->process payment), it left me with a $4 imbalance, as there was no invoice to apply that to. I decided to try ...
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GnuCash Reconcile Fractured Payments

First-time listener; first-time caller. For reasons I don't quite grok, Amazon sometimes places multiple small transactions on my credit card for a single invoice. For Example, a recent invoice of $38....
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Off-market transfer of shares in GnuCash

I use GnuCash for my personal accounting and for tracking investments in shares through my self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Recently I wound up the SMSF and transferred the shares into my ...
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Modeling joint expenses in gnucash

I want to set up gnucash to register the house expenses and be able to see how much money I should return to my wife or her to me every month. The situation is as follow: We share common expenses ...
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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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Auto pay an invoice in gnucash: make workflow simpler, by auto paying invoice (for some/most customers)

Most of my customers pay at time of doing the work. By the time I enter the invoice, they have already paid. I would like to auto pay the invoices. I would like to reduce the number of steps needed ...
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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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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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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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Link bank transactions for credit card payments in GnuCash?

Using GnuCash. I download activity from my bank and from my credit card. I've imported my bank activity and that will have entries such as Date | Description | Withdrawal 1/1/2017 | ...
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Liability showing up as asset in Equity

I am getting up & running in GNUcash. I however am puzzled by the Loan and Equity:Opening balance results. I should note that this money for the student loan was spent years ago, so I entered my ...
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How to print account transactions for a time period in GNUCash?

I would like to print all the transactions for an account from, for example, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015. I found the report in Reports > Account Reports but that displays all the transactions in the ...
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'Category' and 'Budgetary imputation' in Gnucash

Currently using grisbi to manage my personal money, I'm considering moving to gnucash (as it seems to fulfill my needs, to have better dev support and some functionalities I am missing -- e.g. sub-...
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Handling expenses for corporate tax in GnuCash

I am very new to the whole concept of book-keeping (Read GnuCash help - that's it) at the moment and was wondering if I could get some pointers in here. I am running a micro limited company (One ...
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How can I easily show difference between Current Assets and Current Liabilities in Gnucash?

So I have a subaccount of Liabilities named "Current Liabilities" and I'd like to have an easy access to the value of [Current Assets - Current Liabilities] (kind of my personal "Working Capital"). I ...
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Problems with first OFX transaction download to gnucash after using Quicken for years

I have been using Quicken for home and business for years to keep my one man office books. It does everything I need, especially auto-population of bank transactions in register for preparing ...
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How can I restore a deleted column in gnuCash? [closed]

How can I restore the column, quite distressing The Withdrawal column is missing in my checking account, dragging the lines between R or Deposit does not restore the Withdrawal column gnuCash 4.6
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OFX Import in GNUCash suddenly not working anymore

I have not changed my process to generate my OFX file from my bank's pdf+csv. It worked fine last month. This time, when I try to import my ofx file, GNUCash asks me to match the account again for ...
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Combine bill and invoice in a single transaction

I would like to combine some bills (that I need to pay) and some invoices (that I'm being payed) into a single transaction so that it is correct with my bank statement. Is this possible? I work as an ...
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Importing brokerage QFX files into GnuCash

I'm trying to figure out how to import QFX files from my brokerage into GnuCash. I have read the documentation about investments here, but I'm having some problems getting it to work correctly. First ...
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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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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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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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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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GNU cash - will automatically duplicate transaction

Hi sir can you please help us, our problem is whenever i add an income (not only income but also all other sales like acount) transaction , it will automatically duplicate this particular transaction ...
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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 - 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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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 chart of accounts CSV import gives error message, stock 'accounts' not imported

I am a corporate IT veteran from the financial industry with some QA experience and a Gnucash newbie. I am working on my chart of accounts setup in an iterative manner: I make adjustments to my ...
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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. ...