Fiscal Year start dates

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02 Oct, 2023 11:16 AM

I am in the UK and have this set to April 6th start for tax reporting. I also run some simple books for a social committee whose year runs from 1st feb. Can I have two different fiscal year start dates. I know it is set in preferences, but that presumably then applies to all data files? Perhaps the only wat is to run reports with dates set to 1st feb - 31st jan?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 02 Oct, 2023 11:24 AM

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    Fiscal year is a global setting for the system it applies to all data sets you use.

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 02 Oct, 2023 11:25 AM

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    To have two setting on the one computer you would have to have two user accounts.

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 02 Oct, 2023 11:49 AM

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    To be honest there is another way, but it requires you to create a custom script file to start Moneydance and you have to use symlinks to at least point at different preference files, thus you have to restart Moneydance to change fiscal start dates.

    I actually use a variation to be able to run different versions of Moneydance under the one user account, with symlinks used to point at different .moneydance folder trees.

    It can be a little messy at times and it is a custom setup so would be totally unsupported.

  4. 4 Posted by tonyt on 02 Oct, 2023 11:56 AM

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    Thanks dwg. As I thought and I am not much of a custom script / symlink person so will stick with doing it via dated reports.

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