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gordon-maughan
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VAT detail report - how do I include transaction descriptions? Otherwise it's just a list of meaningless numbers.

 
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ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

VAT detail report - how do I include transaction descriptions? Otherwise it's just a list of meaningless numbers.

Hello @gordon-maughan,

 

The memo/description column in the VAT detail report will only display the transaction's memo field. You'll want to pull up two reports the product/service list and VAT detail report. Then, export them to Excel and filter them manually. Let me walk you through how.

 

  1. Go to Reports, then Product/Service List.
  2. Click Customize, then mark the boxes next to Tax Amount and VAT Code.
  3. Hit Run report.
  4. Follow step 1 and open the VAT Detail Report.

Once done, export both reports in Excel. Just click the Export icon in each report. You can learn more about exporting at this link here: Export your reports to Excel from QuickBooks Online.

 

We also have a guide on "VAT: Getting Started" that I'm sure you'll find helpful. It has information that keeps your tax record accurate.

 

Please know that you're always welcome to swing by anytime if you have other concerns or questions. We're here to help. Thanks for reaching out and have a lovely weekend.

 

 

gordon-maughan
Level 1

VAT detail report - how do I include transaction descriptions? Otherwise it's just a list of meaningless numbers.

I know this is not your fault, but what good is a report without any descriptions - this is pretty basic stuff. It shouldn't need a manual fix each time, for a basic requirement that all other systems seem to provide. QB fails on so many counts compared to the competition.