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The Record refund option in the GST center will automatically pre-populate the refund amount based on the transactions coded with tax codes. While we're unable to manually enter a specific amount for the GST refund, you have an option to enter the GST refund using a journal entry or using a clearing account.
First, create a clearing account to allocate the GST refund:
Once done, you can then categorise your bank transaction if it is downloaded on the For Review of Banking page using the balance to record the GST refund.
I'd also recommend checking with your accountant if you have lodged the BAS in QuickBooks Online. That way you can make sure to account for the refund correctly in your books.
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Thanks for your reply. I think you have misunderstood my question. I dont need to record a GST refund. I need to claim some GST credits that were not claimed in previous periods.
The expenses have been recorded, but they were recorded as out of scope.
Should I post a journal, with the dr and cr coded to the same expense code, but using the correct GST codes...?
Hi Laura Parker,
Thank you for the clarification. There are two options on how you can resolve this. You can either unlodge the previous BAS and enter the correct tax code on your expenses or create a journal entry. I would recommend to consult an accountant to confirm the accounts you'll need to use when creating a journal entry for accuracy on your reporting.
For your reference, you can check on this article:
Feel free to drop a comment below if you have any other questions. Have a great day!