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How to enter invoice with HST only

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How to enter invoice with HST only

Let me get the help you need in entering an invoice with HST tax code, mohamed2.


Here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Click Taxes in the left navigation menu.
  2. Click Manage sales tax button at the upper right hand.
  3. Click Add tax.
  4. In the Add tax window, go to Provincial section and click Add link.
  5. Choose your Province/Territory.
  6. Click Add.

From there, you'd able to see the HST tax base on your province/territory being setup.


To create an invoice with HST, here's how:

  1. Click the Plus icon at the top.
  2. Select Invoice.
  3. Enter Customer information.
  4. Select Tax codes in the Amounts are section.
  5. Enter other necessary information.
  6. In the SALES TAX field, select HST tax base on your province/territory being setup.
  7. Click Save and close or Save and send.

To know more about how Canadian sales tax codes work in QuickBooks Online, you can check this article: Common sales tax codes.


For additional reference, you may find below articles helpful:

I'm always here for you if you have any additional questions, so please feel free to come back to me. Have a wonderful day ahead!

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How to enter invoice with HST only

Hello @mohamed2 ,


Unfortunately, @MirriamM 's post did not really address your question.


The way to enter an invoice with HST only is to enter two lines in the invoice.  On the first line, use any Product/Service code and add the amount that will give you the amount of HST that you need.  Use your HST tax code on that line. (i.e. you want to make an invoice for $500 worth of HST @ 13%; Enter a line for $3,846.16)


On the second line, enter the same pre-tax amount you entered on line 1, but as a negative number.  Use a 0% Out of Scope tax rate on this line.  The net effect is that you have $0.00 in pre-tax, but your invoice will have the amount of HST you want to see.