Sales tax

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Sales tax

QuickBooks calculates sales tax for you.

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We calculate sales tax for you.

Automatic sales tax calculation
We calculate sales tax for you based on where you are and what you sell. If you ship, we account for that, too. We’ve done the math for you on thousands of state, city, and county sales tax rates around the U.S.

Add sales tax to invoices
Easily add sales tax to invoices. You can include sales tax on your invoice templates, or you can add sales tax to individual invoices. When you add sales tax to an invoice, the calculations and tracking are done automatically for you.

Built-in sales tax calculator
QuickBooks has a built-in sales tax calculator that calculates your sales tax rate based on the state where you are registered to collect sales tax, the physical address of your business, and the physical address on the sales receipt or invoice.

Sales tax tracking without the headache.

Automatic sales tax tracking
Sales tax is a fee charged by government agencies, and in order to collect it, your customers pay the tax to you and then you are required to pass it on by making tax payments. Because QuickBooks automatically records your transactions, it keeps track of how much sales tax you need to send to the tax agencies.

Collect sales tax for multiple tax agencies
You may need to pay sales tax to multiple tax agencies, such as your city, your county, and your state. In QuickBooks, you can use a combined rate to charge your customer one sales tax amount, and then QuickBooks will split out the appropriate amounts for each tax agency.

eFile or manually pay sales taxes
With QuickBooks, you can choose to file sales taxes electronically or manually file your sales taxes. We keep track of payment due dates so that you can avoid penalties for late payments.  We track both state sales tax and local sales tax due dates.

Sales tax tracking without the headache.

Automatic sales tax tracking
Sales tax is a fee charged by government agencies, and in order to collect it, your customers pay the tax to you and then you are required to pass it on by making tax payments. Because QuickBooks automatically records your transactions, it keeps track of how much sales tax you need to send to the tax agencies.

Collect sales tax for multiple tax agencies
You may need to pay sales tax to multiple tax agencies, such as your city, your county, and your state. In QuickBooks, you can use a combined rate to charge your customer one sales tax amount, and then QuickBooks will split out the appropriate amounts for each tax agency.

eFile or manually pay sales taxes
With QuickBooks, you can choose to file sales taxes electronically or manually file your sales taxes. We keep track of payment due dates so that you can avoid penalties for late payments.  We track both state sales tax and local sales tax due dates.

See it all in the Sales Tax Center.

Manage your sales taxes in one place
The QuickBooks Sales Tax Center a one-stop spot for managing all your sales tax tasks. It is designed to make it easy to collect, report, and pay your sales tax. Access reports, add sales tax rates, record tax payments to tax agencies, and more.

Access reports
The Sales Tax Liability Report (STLR) shows a summary of sales tax you’ve collected and owe to your tax agencies. It gives you the total taxable sales, total nontaxable sales, tax rate, tax collected and sales tax payable, all broken down by tax agency.

Get email notifications
Turn on the automated sales tax feature inside QuickBooks and get email notifications when upcoming sales taxes are due. We send reminders based on the filing frequency (monthly, quarterly, annual) for the associated sales tax so that you never miss a tax payment.

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