On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM, Johann Höchtl <johann.hoec...@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On 2018-04-14 21:25, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
>
>> Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:21:03 +0000
>>> From: Taylor R Campbell <campbell+ledger-...@mumble.net>
>>>
>>> Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:24:58 -0700 (PDT)
>>>> From: Johann Höchtl <johann.hoec...@gmail.com>
>>>>
>>>> 2018-02-04 * TV set delivery
>>>>    Deposit:Electronics  $250
>>>>    Assets:Banking  -$250
>>>>    Expenses:Electronics
>>>>    Deposit:Electronics   = $0
>>>>
>>> This is reasonable for accrual-based accounting, though I would put
>>> Deposits under Assets, Assets:Deposits:Electronics (or even a more
>>> detailed Assets:Deposits:ACME Vendor, Inc.:20180104 to separate it
>>> from other deposits), since presumably if you don't make the second
>>> payment then the vendor is obligated to return the funds, so they
>>> count toward your assets until you commit with the second payment.
>>>
>> This can also be simplified a little bit: just draw from the deposit
>> and your bank simultaneously, rather than adding to the deposit and
>> then subtracting from it:
>>
>> 2018-02-04 TV set delivery
>>     Expenses:Electronics   $1050
>>     Assets:Banking         $-250
>>     Deposit:Electronics    $-800 = $0
>>
>> (Both the negative amounts are omissible too, I think, though the
>> redundancy doesn't hurt for error-checking.)
>>
> And every day I learn sthg. new. Thank you for clarifying and pointing me
> to that syntax.
>
>
> BTW. with language semantics I meant my mother tongue is not English and
> English "accountants talk" is rather alien to me.
>
>
> Für mich würde die Steuerbeamten Wortschatz fehlen aber Ich könnte die
zwishenraede leicht genug dolmetschen!

Dee

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