You may be required to collect taxes for certain goods and services you offer. QuickBooks Desktop helps you keep an accurate record of these taxes so you can easily monitor and remit them to the appropriate tax collecting agency.
This article is part of a series on Sales Tax. It covers the usual sales tax workflow in QuickBooks Desktop.
It also helps you complete other sales tax-related tasks.
If you encounter problems while working on your sales tax, see Resolve common sales tax issues.
Before paying your sales tax, run a VAT Liability Report as it will provide information that you can use when you fill out your state/provincial sales tax forms.
DO NOT use Write Checks or Pay Bills windows to pay your sales tax to avoid errors in your bookkeeping and sales tax reports.
If you want to check the sales tax transactions or add memos to them, you can view and edit them in the agency's sales tax payable account register.