Accounting: Configuration: Settings


This document covers the many settings found in the Odoo 14 Accounting application's configuration menu.


To get started, navigate to the Accounting app.

Once there, go to Configuration > Settings. Here we'll cover all available settings.


Default Taxes: Sales Tax and Purchase Tax can be set per Sale Order and Purchase Order; however, it's much easier to have a default configured that you can override as needed. This is where you'll do so. Select or create the appropriate tax to apply to both by default.

Rounding Method: If it's necessary for Odoo to round an order total, you can decide here whether that should be done per product line, or per order.

EU Digital Goods VAT: If you're selling digital goods to customers in the EU, you must charge VAT based on your customers' locations. This rule applies regardless of you are located. Digital goods are defined in the legislation as broadcasting, telecommunications, and services that are electronically supplied instead of shipped. Gift cards sent online are not included in the definition.

Fiscal Country: Select the country to use the tax reports from for this company.

Tax Return Periodicity: Configure the frequency at which tax returns must be made, when you'd like Odoo to remind you, and which journal to post to.

TaxCloud: TaxCloud is a service that will calculate taxes on your behalf. To integrate your TaxCloud account with Odoo, provide the API details, as well as the default tax category for the bulk of your products. You can override this at the product level, as needed.

Cash Basis: Select this if the taxes should use cash basis, which will create an entry for such taxes on a given account during reconciliation Once enabled, you'll then have the option to select a Tax Cash Basis Journal, as well as the Base Tax Received Account.


Main Currency: Select the main currency you'll be using in your Odoo database.

Automatic Currency Rates: Odoo has the ability to update exchange rates automatically. When this is enabled, you can then set the Interval at which the rates are retreived, as well as a specific date for the Next Run. To manually run the update, click the  icon.

Multi-Currencies: Odoo allows you to record transactions in foreign currencies. For information on adding and managing currencies, see our Multi-Currencies documentation. This section allows you to configure how exchange differences are accounted for. 

  • Journal: Select the journal to record exchange differences.

  • Gain Account: Select the income account to record gains.

  • Loss Account: Select the expense account to record losses.

Customer Invoices

Default Sending Options: Invoices have a "Send & Print" button, and here is where you'll configure the default behavior of that button. You can select as many as you need.

  • Print: This generates a printable PDF file.

  • Send Email: This sends an email with an attached PDF to the customer.

  • Send by Post: This is a paid Odoo feature that will send the printed PDF as snail-mail to your customer. To use this, you must have the customer's complete address saved.

Line Subtotals Tax Display: Indicate here if you'd like subtotals to include or exclude taxes when displayed.

Warnings: When enabled, you can configure warnings on specific customers that will display when that customer is selected. These can be simple warnings, or block the workflow entirely.

Intrastat: Enable to collect information and produce statistics on the trade in goods in Europe with intrastat, which is used to track trade between European countries.

Sale Receipt: Enable this to create sales reciepts for your customers.

Snailmail: Enable this to send invoices and payment follow-ups by post. This is a paid Odoo feature that requires stamp credits. Once enabled, select the different features you'd like to incorporate, if any: 'Print in Color', 'Print Both sides', or 'Add a Cover Page'.

Default Terms & Conditions: Show standard terms & conditions on invoices/orders. You can override these on individual  invoices, as needed.

Cash Rounding: Enable to define the smallest coinage of currency you'll accept when being paid in cash. To further create and configure, click the   Cash Roundings button.

Default Incoterm: The sole purpose of incoterms is to facilitate the transaction between two parties exporting and importing goods regarding international and global trade. To set a default incoterm, select it here.

Customer Payments

Invoice Online Payment: When enabled, customers can pay their invoices online.

SEPA Direct Debit (SDD): Enable to collect customer payments using Euro SEPA Service.

Batch Payments: Enable to group payments into a single batch for a more streamlined reconciliation process.

QR Codes: Enable to add a payment QR code to your invoices.

Vendor Bills

Bill Digitalization: Use Odoo credits to automatically digitalize your PDF or scanned vendor bills using OCR and AI. When enabled, you can then decide which bills will be digitalized automatically.

Purchase Receipt: When enabled, a purchase receipt will be generated when vendor bills are paid.

OCR Single Invoice Line Per Tax: Enable to get only one invoice line per tax when vendor bills are digitalized.

Predict vendor bill accounts: When enabled, Odoo will try to predict the accounts on vendor bill lines based on history of previous bills.

Vendor Payments

Checks: Enable to allow check-printing in Odoo. You can select your basic layout, set the standard top and left margins, and indicate if you're using checks with a check stub. Need help getting your checks to print just right? Just send us a message!

SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT): Enable this to pay your bills using Euro SEPA Service

Bank & Cash

Inter-Banks Transfers: Select the account to use when transferring between banks.

Automatic Import: Enable to allow automatic bank statement import.

CSV Import: Select to allow importing bank statements in this format.

OFX Import: Select to allow importing bank statements in this format.

QIF Import: Select to allow importing bank statements in this format.

CAMT Import: Select to allow importing bank statements in this format.

Fiscal Periods

Fiscal Year: Select the month and day on which your fiscal year ends.

Fiscal Years: Enable to define fiscal years of more or less than one year. Once enabled, click the  Fiscal Years button. From there you can create and define your custom fiscal year.

Invoicing Switch Threshold: The invoices up to the date you select here will not be taken into account as accounting entries.


Analytic Accounting: Enable to track costs & revenues by categories such as project or department.

Budget Management: Enable to use budgets to compare actual with expected revenues and costs.

Analytic Tags: Enable to tag analytic entries and to manage analytic distributions.

Margin Analysis: Enable to monitor your product margins from invoices.


Add totals below sections: Enable to  display totals and subtotals below the sections of the reports.

Download the Data Inalterability Check Report: Click this button to dowload a report outlining which journals have the hash enabled and in what mode.