This is a question on best practice I think:
To get tax deduction for donations in Norway, the NGO has to send a report to the tax authorities (as in addition to the donor itself)
In addition to donation data in CiviCRM, we also have data from other systems. The money from those donations are already recorded in CiviCRM as they are paid out collectively at the end of the month.
Now I want to import the donations from the other systems into CiviCRM so that I get a full and accurate report for the tax authorities.
But I do not want to have the donations to be summed up double, as the transactions are already recorded.
My idea was to add another contribution status like «tax deduction» on those contributions from the external systems.
And then I could edit my tax report to include both contributions with status Completed, and Tax deduction.
And the rest of the donation reports in CiviCRM will generally be unaffacted, since they all look for contributions with status Completed.
Anyone has any thoughts on why or why not this is a good idea?