Thank you for your response. The mechanics was what I was trying to wrap my head around. Because, yes, for tax purposes I want to show that I'm paying a charity expense. But I also didn't want to have to do two things every time I wrote a check but I couldn't see any way around it. I guess you're just confirming that thought.
As for the scheduled transaction methods, for "adjust date/amount" would that include deleting it entirely? I guess, at some level I could just let it go and then delete the entry once it's fired if I really did miss that week. Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:13:29 -0600 > From: Adrien Monteleone <adrien.montele...@lusfiber.net> > To: Gnucash Users <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: [GNC] How to set up a pledge payment > Message-ID: <5c6e5ccd-c6bd-4841-b574-9118f4756...@lusfiber.net> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 > > You can create it as a liability account but just know that it isn?t a > legal one. You?ll also want to make sure in any official reports you > create, that you do not include it since it is just a pledge. > > This will require extra splits in your transaction to reduce the amount > promised. (as the real-world transaction will be between an asset and a > gift expense) Since the simplest starting transaction would be between the > liability and equity:opening balances, I?d just keep using those two each > time reversed for the amount actually donated. > > As for the mechanics, you can do the transactions manually which will more > than likely be autofilled or you can use the Duplicate Transaction feature > as needed. > > You could also create a scheduled transaction, but set it to not create > automatically, and check the box to review the transaction when you see it > fires (or just use it as a reminder) You can then edit the result before it > is committed to adjust date, amount, etc. > > Regards, > Adrien > > > On Jan 13, 2020 w3d13, at 1:49 PM, David Klassen <drklasse...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > I was wondering if there were a way in gnucash to set up a pledge > payment. > > That is, let's say I have pledged to pay a charity, let's say $1300 this > > year, nominally $25/wk. But it is *not* an automatic recurring payment > > (sometimes I miss a week, sometimes I prepay an extra week, etc.). So > what > > I need is a way to do the manual entry on the payments but to have some > > kind of accounting telling me how much I have left to pay against my > annual > > pledge. > > > > My first thought was to create a liability account of the total amount > and > > pay that down, but it's not really the same as a loan... or is it in > terms > > of gnucash? > > > > Thank you for any suggestions you can give me. > > > > -- > > David R. Klassen > -- David R. Klassen Media, PA 19063 _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list email@example.com To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.