For the 4.x series I plan to modify the GST/VAT report to fix a design mistake.
The current report requests combined business accounts for Sales/Purchases, and the changed report will request sales and purchase accounts separately. This change means any current Income-GST-Statement user will need to redo the accounts selection. From my count there's only known user so far (me). This is to fix a design flaw whereby the current 3.x report determines whether an amount is a sales or purchase according to the account type (income -> sales, expense -> purchases), and could not handle capital asset purchases (eg. transfer from bank account to capital asset account). The next gen report will request sales and purchase accounts separately. This means any account type (not limited to income/expense - may also be asset/liability eg capital asset/business loans) may be reported upon, and VAT/GST components counted separately. The upgraded report will also reports suitable for the Australian BAS and UK VAT report via option. Both will allow CSV export, to be imported by a suitable bridging software for possible online submission to tax authorities. The UK-VAT component will handle sales/purchase/tax accounts whose descriptions contain *ECGOODS* or *ECVAT* to handle EC rules. Potentially other countries could add their rules as well, but maintenance will be a burden. Any objections please let me know. I'll update the docs and the FAQ when the 4.x series is updated. _______________________________________________ gnucash-devel mailing list email@example.com https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-devel