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How do I manually record a GST remittance for a company in year 1 (ie. before paying in instalments)

The Taxes section of QBO only allows me to record a GST instalment payment made for a future return. It doesn't allow me to enter what I paid this year for Fiscal year 2018. How should I record this?

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Re: How do I manually record a GST remittance for a company in year 1 (ie. before paying in insta...

Thanks for being part of the QuickBooks family, tboddington.

Welcome to the Online Community. It’s my priority that you can record the GST remittance for the 2018 fiscal year.

You’ll have to record the transaction as Expense in your account. Then, choose the Taxes Paid account to track the tax payment.

I have a few easy steps on how to record it in QuickBooks. Let me guide you how.


  1. Click on the Plus icon at the top, choose Expense.
  2. Fill in the necessary fields and the correct payment date.
  3. In the Category details section, enter Taxes Paid under the Category column.
  4. Enter the correct remittance amount.
  5. Click on Save/Save and close.

If you haven’t created the Taxes paid account yet, you can follow the steps below.


  1. Go to Accounting on the left panel, then choose Charts of Accounts.
  2. Click on the drop-down for New.
  3. In the Account window, click on the drop-down for Account Type and choose Expense.
  4. Under Detail Type, select Taxes Paid.
  5. Fill in the necessary fields.
  6. Click on Save and Close.


There you go. With these steps, you should be able to record the transaction in your account.

Let me know if you require further information about QBO. I’m always around to help. Wishing you the best.