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Fiscali: Fiscal Year based calculations

Fiscali provides methods on your Date and Time classes to jump around dates in your Financial Year.

You can specify your financial year zone and if you don’t know your zone, just provide the month your financial year begins.

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Installing

gem install fiscali

Using in your Rails project

In Rails projects, include Fiscali in the Gemfile, and run bundle install to install the gem:

gem 'fiscali'

Next, create an initializer for configuration Fiscali:

config/initializers/fiscali.rb

Either provide your Date/Time class your start zone:

Date.fiscal_zone = :india

Or if set the exact start month—for example, April:

Date.fy_start_month = 4

You can also determine the default for Year Forward by adding this to the same initializer file:

Date.use_forward_year!
Time.use_forward_year!

To revert back to the default:

Date.reset_forward_year!
Time.reset_forward_year!

“Year Forward” refers to the standard name for a fiscal year. For example:

  • If FY 2008 spans 2008–2009, set to false or don’t include in initializer file.
  • If FY 2008 spans 2007–2008, set to true in initializer file.

Note that for every configuration you make, you will need to make it to every class (Date, Time, and DateTime) independently. For example:

Date.fiscal_zone = :india
Time.fiscal_zone = :india
DateTime.fiscal_zone = :india

Default options

By default, the financial year start in January.

Supported zones are:

{ india: 4, uk: 4, us: 10, pakistan: 7, australia: 7, ireland: 1, nz: 7, japan: 4}

By default, the year forward is false, meaning the term FY 2008 spans 2008–2009 years.

Date or Time Class Methods

Fiscal Zone and FY Start Month

Date.fy_start_month
=> 1
Date.fiscal_zone = :india
=> :india
Date.fy_start_month
=> 4
Date.fiscal_zone
=> :india
Date.fy_start_month = 7
=> 7
Date.fy_start_month
=> 7
Date.fiscal_zone
=> nil

Year Forward (Assume Date.today is 1st May 2009 and the fy_start_month = 4)

Date.uses_forward_year?
=> false
Date.today.financial_year
=> 2009

Date.use_forward_year!
=> true
Date.today.financial_year
=> 2010
Date.uses_forward_year?
=> true

If you want to add your own fiscal zone

RisingSun::Fiscali::FISCAL_ZONE.merge!(:my_own_zone => 2)

should do the trick.

Date or Time Instance Methods

Date.fiscal_zone = :india
=> :india
Date.fy_start_month
=> 4

Indian Fiscal Year starts from 1st of April Assume Date.today is 1st May 2009

financial_year -> Returns the financial year of the date/time
Date.today.financial_year
=> 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.financial_year
=> 2008

Since 1st Jan 2009 in India falls in the 2008-09 financial year

beginning_of_financial_year -> Returns the beginning of financial year
Date.today.beginning_of_financial_year
=> 1st April 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.beginning_of_financial_year
=> 1st April 2008
end_of_financial_year
beginning_of_financial_q1
end_of_financial_q1
beginning_of_financial_q2
end_of_financial_q2
beginning_of_financial_q3
end_of_financial_q3
beginning_of_financial_q4
end_of_financial_q4
beginning_of_financial_h1
end_of_financial_h1
beginning_of_financial_h2
end_of_financial_h2
financial_quarter -> Returns Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 depending on where the date falls
Date.today.financial_quarter
=> Q1 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.financial_quarter
=> Q4 2009
financial_half -> Returns H1, H2 depending on where the date falls
Date.today.financial_half
=> H1
Date.today.beginning_of_year.financial_half
=> H2
next_financial_quarter -> Takes you to the beginning of the next financial quarter
Date.today.next_financial_quarter
=> 1st July 2009
next_financial_half -> Takes you to the beginning of the next financial half
Date.today.next_financial_half
=> 1st October 2009
beginning_of_financial_quarter -> Takes you to the beginning of a quarter in the current financial year (defaults to current quarter)
Date.today.beginning_of_financial_quarter
=> 1st April 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.beginning_of_financial_quarter
=> 1st Jan 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_financial_quarter(3)
=> 1st July 2009
end_of_financial_quarter -> Takes you to the end of a quarter in the current financial year (defaults to current quarter)
Date.today.end_of_financial_quarter
=> 30th June 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.end_of_financial_quarter
=> 31st March 2009
Date.today.end_of_financial_quarter(3)
=> 30th September 2009
beginning_of_financial_half -> Takes you to the beginning of the current financial half
Date.today.beginning_of_financial_half
=> 1st April 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.beginning_of_financial_quarter
=> 1st Oct 2008
previous_financial_quarter -> Takes you to the beginning of the previous financial quarter
Date.today.previous_financial_quarter
=> 1st Jan 2009
Date.today.beginning_of_year.previous_financial_quarter
=> 1st Oct 2008
previous_financial_half -> Takes you to the beginning of the previous financial half
Date.today.previous_financial_half
=> 1st Oct 2008
Date.today.beginning_of_year.previous_financial_quarter
=> 1st Apr 2008

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License

Fiscali is released under the MIT License.

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