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Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hi! I'm currently looking into developing an application based on the API of Quickbooks Online. And I wonder if the Automated Sales Tax (AST) is supported in Canada? I could not find a definitive answer in the documentation. 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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QuickBooks Team

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hello jplattel,

 

Thanks for your question. I'm excited to hear that you're working on developing an app that works with QuickBooks Online! We love when these kinds of things can enhance what the program does.

 

Once the sales tax is configured in the program, QuickBooks Online automatically makes the calculations for you based on the sales tax chosen. With these calculations, it lets you know how much is owed to the government or owed to you based on the transactions entered in the program. Here are a few sales tax articles to give you a sense of how it works.

 

If you haven't already, I recommend checking out our developer page. It's a great way to connect with other developers and get answers to your questions in a way that will help you with developing your app. Check it out here: Intuit Developer

 

I hope that helps! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Level 1

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hi Laura,

 

Thank you for your answer! I already found those articles and they help! But it doesn't answer my question. In the US edition of Quickbooks the Automated Sales Tax (AST) automatically calculates the tax for an invoice. This is done based on address, not on pre-entered tax codes. 

Is this automatic calculation based on addresses available for Canadian clients too? 

Level 1

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hello!

 

Looking for the answer to this question as well. 

QuickBooks Team

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hi hudsonandoak. I want to make sure we're on the same page. Are you looking to have automated sales tax for different provinces within Canada? 

Level 1

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Correct!

QuickBooks Team

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Thanks for confirming. At this time, you'd have to set up your provincial tax codes using the steps outlined in this article: How to set up a new sales tax code. Here's what happens when you add a provincial tax code:

  • QBO will automatically set up any new agencies necessary (such as new PST agencies) and the most common codes for that province/territory
  • it prompts you to choose a province or territory from the drop-down. (tip: Only provinces that you haven't yet set up will be listed)

When creating an invoice, I encourage you to check out this resource here. The resource shows you how to manually add the appropriate tax code to your invoice or sales form. Let me know if you have questions. I'm here to help. 

Level 2

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hi,

For US-based QBO businesses selling to Canadian customers, there doesn't seem to be a way to add provincial sales tax agencies (the list only includes US-based State & County tax agencies). Is there a way for US-based QBO to add Canadian Federal/Provincial tax agencies? 

QuickBooks Team

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Hi speedie_stevie. I want to make sure you get an accurate answer to your question.Since this a Canadian community, I recommend reaching out to the US Community using this link. One of our specialists will be happy to assist. Feel free to ask other questions, I'll be on  standby. 

Level 2

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

Found an existing post from May 2020 that answered my question (short answer: Not supported)

 

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/taxes/i-am-based-in-the-us-but-have-canadian-custo...

QuickBooks Team

Is the Automated Sales Tax available for Canada?

I'm glad you came across that response in the US Community to find the answer @speedie_stevie, and thanks for sharing it here in case anyone else might be looking for it, too.

 

To add some clarity to that post, QuickBooks products are designed to handle the specific tax requirements of their designated country or region. While it's possible to set up custom sales tax codes, for instance, the software can only track based on the parameters set by the government for the specific country, meaning sales taxes for other countries wouldn't track properly.

 

I see that post mentioned an alternative solution you can consider, so I encourage you to explore the options to find the one that best fits your needs. Have a great day. :)