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GNUCash checking account register not displaying decimals

GNUCash version 5.5 I am unable to consistently display the decimal in the checking account register. The Increase & Decrease columns don't display the decimals when there is no cents. The Balance ...
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How to handle taxes as NRI doing remote job abroad

I am a software developer living abroad (NRI) and intend to transition into remote freelance consulting. I am anticipating an annual income surpassing 60 Lakh INR. My plan is just to visit India for a ...
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Is Tiller a trustworthy for tracking personal finance & budgeting?

I want to track my personal transactions with spreadsheets and do budgeting there. I came across https://www.tillerhq.com, which seems to solve that perfectly. I want to be smart about who I expose my ...
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Can an individual insure oneself against the potential liability placed on software developers by the Cyber Resilience Act?

I asked a question on law about the responsibilities placed on open source software developers globally who want or have to stop work by the forthcoming EU Cyber Resilience Act. The answer has ...
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A client paid a non-business debt into my business bank account. How to handle in Xero?

I purchased some groceries for my neighbour, and he reimbursed me by depositing funds into my business bank account (I have done some work for him occasionally), which automatically fed through to ...
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Liability account for inventories sold but pending delivery [closed]

Forgive me if this is a stupidly basic question. I'm not a trained accountant, just a software developer. So the question is - Is there a standard (or de facto standard) way for recording pending ...
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How can I track *complex* forex trades so I have an idea of my profit vs loss over time?

What's the best way to keep track of my forex trades so that I can determine how profitable my trading has been? I've been looking into trading foreign exchange currency pairs for profit, but before I ...
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How to keep track of my total liquid capitals

I want to buy a house, so I need to know how much money + stocks I have. I have three "savings": my bank account, a deposit account and some company stocks (I also have some RSU, but I haven'...
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How to submit self-competed 8949 form with TaxAct?

my wife and I are using TaxAct to file our US tax return for 2021. I have a handful of crypto transactions that I made last year - there are about 8 transcactions and the total volume is ~$600. I have ...
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Why can't I file my taxes electronically if I include Form 1116 Schedule B?

I am using one of the popular tax programs to do my income taxes. The program says that if I need form 1116 schedule B then I cannot file my taxes electronically. I am wondering if the problem is with ...
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What To Use For Recording A Rental?

We've rented our old place. So we've got obligations now under landlord and tenants act 1936 and residential tenancies act 1995 to keep proper records. A new thing for us. Getting by with a ...
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Does Microsoft Money Work in Windows 11? [closed]

Does Microsoft Money work on Windows 11? I have used it on previous OS versions but want confirmation before upgrading to 11. Update: I installed Ms Money on Windows 11 Pro (upgrade from Windows 10 ...
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Any suggestions to keep track of software subscriptions? [closed]

Any good methods to keep track of monthly/yearly subscriptions for software? Currently we have over 15 subscriptions and some of them are also depended by the number of users invited to that software. ...
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Investment analysis software [closed]

I'm looking for software for investment analysis. It should be able to calculate and visualize: NPV Net present value of an investment after 3, 5, 10 years IRR Internal rate of return ROI Return ...
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Is there some generally accepted "standard bookkeeping file format"?

I have my self-coded bookkeeping database and manager. Now I want to make an "export" feature in order to be able to hand my data to the government if they make me do it (if the other option ...
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Does there exist any insurance concept like liability insurance for mobile/computer application developers? [closed]

Lets say that Ram is a freelancer app developer and takes a contract for app development for $6K from an institution. With help of his friend Shyam he develops the app and delivers it to the client at ...
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How do I carry over capital loss to the next year?

I understand it can be done... I don't need to know that. ...But I don't understand the mechanism used to track and carry over the capital losses for future years... I am entering my stock trades into ...
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How do you pay other countries' sales taxes when selling internationally?

All OECD countries have a broadly based consumption tax of varying rates: They go under different names, for example, in Australia it's the 'Goods and Services Tax (GST)', and in Denmark it's the '...
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reconcile yearly credit card statements

Background: My clients get credit card statements every year. He wants me to find out that whether the Bank is going fair calculation or not. Question: Is there any quick and accurate way to do the ...
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What is a free or cheap Broker with Trading Software [closed]

I am fairly new to trading. Recently I watched some videos after joining Robinhood and I realized that Robinhood is fairly limited. I am looking for a broker company and software that allows me to do ...
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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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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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Algorithm to minimize capital gains tax

I've made thousands of cryptocurrency trades and have them in a CSV file with the necessary fair market values. I'd like to use the specific-shares cost basis method to minimize my gains. Is there a ...
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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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Search for budgeting app / web service handling automated sync and multiple currencies [closed]

I went trough quite a few budgeting web services / phone apps with the features below and could only found one (PocketSmith), but it suddenly stopped syncing EU banks. It would be great to have any ...
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Why do SaaS apps not pay sales tax in my state?

I have noticed many SaaS apps I use do not include sales tax on their invoices in my state (New York). For example, on a recent Heroku invoice, I see this written: Heroku is not required to, and ...
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When do you buy/sell leveraged ETFs?

There is a little bit of a gambler in me so since I started trading with Robinhood a year ago, I decided to play with my funds a little and try to swing trade inverse ETFs (mostly SQQQ and SDOW). ...
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Selling and distributing my Software [closed]

Am a developer and likes to develop my own personal software. I use it for a few months and make some improvements it as i go along. I would like to know on what safe and secure online site can i sell ...
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Identifying the field for Lohnermäßigung/Steuerfreibetrag in the official German tax deduction spec

In Germany, you can get kind of discount on your tax if you are paying for a Kindergarten. This is called in general Lohnsteuerermäßigung and gives you a Steuerfreibeitrag (there are obviously also ...
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Which is the correct source for the correct German Lohnsteuer deduction?

Coming from here, I have now the following data and must say I'm quite puzzled. Which value is correct now? #1 Given the reference data from a German software company specializing on tax software. ...
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Tax deduction macros in Python for Germany

I work to implement a set of German tax deduction macros in Python for private use and have some errors, one of my troubles is correct deduction of Lohnsteuer. There are quite many online calculators ...
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Off-the-shelf Computer Software Depreciation

For the 2018 tax year, I'm looking to take 100% bonus depreciation on software expenses for my US (California) based LLC. While the tax code states that "Off-the-shelf computer software" is eligible ...
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Xero - How to reconcile a transaction when the period has been locked

I use Xero for my consultancy company's book-keeping. My accounts from a couple of months ago are locked (due to submitting a VAT (UK sales tax) return). I have an unreconciled bank transaction within ...
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Does one of the US Income Tax free file services allow for no-fee 1099 entry?

I've started to file my income tax with the HR Block free file service, but I'm getting hit with a 30 dollar upgrade prompt when I go to put in my 1099s. I have one capital gains 1099-MISC, one ...
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When you e-file your taxes with TurboTax, does Intuit get a copy of your personal information?

When you e-file your federal taxes with TurboTax's PC software, do the tax forms go through Intuit's servers, or are they submitted directly to the IRS somehow? i.e. do Intuit servers ever see a copy ...
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Why do I need software to e-file?

I have a PDF of a 1040 filled out. Why can't I just email it to the IRS? Why do I have to find a company offering e-file, read their privacy and terms of service, fill out a form to register an ...
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New York tax forms and software incompatibility

This is either a where-to-download question or a software question. The federal tax forms can be filled out with free Foxit pdf software. One can easily save the basic data in an XML file and import ...
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How to delete multiple transactions 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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What are the relationships between TaxACT and Republic Bank?

During the tax returns of 2015 and 2016 I tried to pay for the return with my credit card which was declined back then. So I chose to pay for the return with a deductible from my return itself. This ...
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Cost categories of a software organization [closed]

I am a lead software engineer that has been asked to become part of a small pre-seed-level software startup. One of the principals has asked me to come up with a 1-, 3- and 5-year estimate operating ...
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Paying tax when selling software with bitcoin

I am thinking about selling software subscriptions with Bitcoin. I am in the U.S but I am a non resident alien. My income will not be U.S based because I am selling to everyone around the world. Do I ...
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Print balance in CSV using Ledger cli [closed]

Ledger (http://ledger-cli.org/) allows to output reverse sorted balance of your Income accounts using the following command: ledger -f money.txt bal Income --sort "-abs(total)" so the output looks ...
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How to account for months lapse in tracking finances

I have been tracking my finances with GnuCash since the beginning of this year. All was good until summer hit and I spent more than two months traveling, but I'd like to get back to it without the ...
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For an individual, what's the point of using a money management tool like GNUCash? [duplicate]

I keep my budget on a spreadsheet. I can log into my bank and view my savings, checking, and retirement accounts, as well as my loans. Why would I want to expend the (seemingly significant) extra ...
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How can we get a hold of our finances again, with much less time to spend on accounting and budgeting, due to the arrival of our child?

When my wife and I got married, we joined our finances and started tracking expenses and budgeting with a tool called Mvelopes.com. This is a personal finance web app that puts the emphasis on ...
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(UK) Using 'Money Dashboard' is in breach of TSB's T&Cs

I have been researching personal finance tools, and while I was disappointed that many US apps do not support UK users/banks, the best I have found has been Money Dashboard, and I would like to try ...
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What's the point of Acorn the app?

I'm thoroughly confused by what Acorn does. I can see that you have to pay them $1/mo, and of course they get access to every single credit card transaction you do. In exchange for this, they claim ...
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Moving from Google Finance to Yahoo Finance

I have used Google Finance for ages and used to like their interface. I also liked that I'd have easy access to their dashboard from my Google Home page. I put my transactions in there and it seems ...
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Freemium Model In-App Purchases Sales Tax

Sales tax for paid apps is somewhat well defined depending on state tax code, things like downloadable or boxed software seem to be covered, and most states will require a sales tax for sold / ...
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