Hello cyrusacuna16, Welcome to the Community 👋. This is the way that QuickBooks has been designed and set up, it's asking is the number you are typing including or excluding tax, so when you change it after typing it in it recalculates it all to keep the overall total of the transaction the same.
Hello there, cyrusacuna16.
I understand that you don't want to change the product rate when you update the tax tagging.
Though this is how it's designed, there's a workaround I want to show you. Let's update the tax tagging first before adding the products and rates.
If you have added the products already, you'll want to delete them. Then, change the tax type and add them back.
Also, you'll want to check this article to learn how to handle changing tax rates.
I'll be here if you need more help with this. Have a great day and stay safe!
No. I'm a photographer by trade and the majority of the time sales tax is calculated exclusively. Occasionally however, I have a project arise that needs sales tax to be calculated inclusively.
Nice to have you in the Community space, @omingollc. I'll make sure you can find the option to change the tax rates in QuickBooks Online (QBO).
Follow these steps to change the default tax rate in QBO:
I'm including a screenshot below for visual reference:
I've included a few resources about sales taxes that will come in handy moving forward:
Hit the Reply button below if you need anything else besides changing the sales tax rates in QBO. I’ll be more than happy to help. Take care and have a wonderful day!
Thank you so much for your reply. I continue to have two issues. The first is that the default tax rate selection shown in the screen shot your provided doesn't appear in my accounting menu. (screen shot attached)
Second, I don't want this to change as an account default, I only want to change one invoice.
Thanks for the prompt response, @omingollc. Let me clarify things for your concern about being unable to see the tax rate selection in your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account.
The option to change the tax rates in QBO Simple Start and Essentials subscriptions is unavailable. It's exclusive to the QBO Plus subscription.
Moreover, if you have the option to change the default tax rate, you can still return it to exclusive of tax after you've created that one invoice.
I'm also providing an article to learn more about how you can customize your invoices, estimates, and sales receipts: Customise invoices, estimates, and sales receipts in QuickBooks Online.
If you have more questions about changing the tax rates in QBO, you can always tag me or post a new question in the Community. Have a good one!