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Record a sales tax expense on imported goods in QuickBooks Online

by Intuit Updated 5 months ago

To record an expense for Canadian Sales Tax paid on imported goods, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Expenses, then select Expenses (Take me there).
  2. From the New transaction dropdown menu, select Expense.
  3. Under Account details, on the first line, in the Account column, select an expense account related to the imported goods.
  4. Enter 0.01 in the Amount column.
  5. Select a tax code that represents all tax types paid.
    For example, if you paid both GST and PST on the imported goods, select a GST+PST code.
  6. On the second line, in the Account column, select the same account.
  7. Enter -0.01 in the Amount column.
  8. Select “out of scope” for the tax code.
  9. Edit the fields below the Subtotal to reflect the amount of tax paid for each tax type.
  10. Select Save.

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