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Use VAT on an invoice or sales receipt

by Intuit Updated 3 weeks ago

Learn how you can automate your VAT calculation when you create an invoice or sales receipt.

You can skip manually tracking the VAT based on where you sell, what you sell, and other transaction details. QuickBooks knows the tax rules, wherever you run your business.

After you set up VAT, here's how to automatically track VAT when you make a sale.

Track VAT automatically when you make a sale

  1. Follow the usual steps to create an invoice or sales receipt.
  2. Make sure the Location of sale is correct.
  3. If you ship ordered items, add the Shipping to, Ship via, Shipping date, Tracking no. info so QuickBooks knows where to charge your VAT.
  4. Check your taxable items in the VAT column.
    Note: If you haven't already, add tax categories to your products and services. This lets QuickBooks know what's taxable and what isn't.
  5. Select Save and send.

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