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Track sales tax in QuickBooks Self-Employed

Learn how to keep track of sales tax in QuickBooks Self-Employed

While QuickBooks Self-Employed doesn't calculate sales tax for you automatically, you can track it. Learn more about sales tax and whether you need to collect it.

How do I track sales tax?

When you receive income that includes sales tax, mark the entire transaction as Business. Don't separate out the sales tax amount.

If you're an online seller or take payments electronically, your payment processing service may separate and track sales tax totals for you. This makes it easy to calculate and submit payments to your state, county, or city.

If your payment processing service doesn't calculate sales tax, you'll need to do it manually.

How do I categorise sales tax?

When you make sales tax payments, mark the expense as Business and categorise it as Taxes & Licenses: Sales Tax.

Can I apply sales tax to an invoice?

QuickBooks Self-Employed doesn't automatically calculate sales tax for you. However, you can create a separate line item for sales tax and add manually it to an invoice.

If you need to automatically add sales tax to individual invoices, we recommend switching to QuickBooks Online.

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