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Sales tax on meals and entertainment

Hi Everyone,


I configured my sales tax as explained on intuit website for my sales taxes.


I did a test scenario and it did not work as expected.


The expense portion of the provincial sales tax (QC) goes into the GST to remit portion of the sales tax report, but in the liabilities GST QST payable is fine. (The expense portion goes into the expense GL account).


Therefore my sales tax report does not equal my GST QST liability account.


Any idea why it would do this?

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Sales tax on meals and entertainment

Hi glcpa,


I'm glad to hear you found the article explaining how to set up a sales tax rate for meals and entertainment. While setting up this rate, you're able to pick the accounts the rates are pointing toward, so I recommend reviewing the custom rates created during this process to make sure that everything is going where it needs to. If a mistake was made, simply make the ones you've created inactive and then go through the process again.


If things still aren't going as expected, call to our phone support team so we can take a closer look at what's going on. Our team can be reached at 1-855-253-1536 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.


I hope that helps get you back on track. See you next time. Smiley Happy