reminder, this was filed as requested in 5165 and is still pertinent.
Using 'end' periods would probably be easier to deal with where the default could remain the whole fiscal year (somewhat like GL reports but without the start period)
Perhaps a bit dated, but this gives a reasonable description of the need for the FEC to
be generated for non-closed fiscal years.
As discussed recently, it should be possible to generate the FEC during the course of a fiscal year, up to and including a specified period.
Naturally there should be warnings if the periods are not closed, in particular
the preceding fiscal year (w.r.t. deferrals).
This is necessary, for example, for the case of a fiscal audit extended to VAT
but also in anticipation of future VAT periodic declarations which may need to include this document.