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agale-sc
Level 1

[Feature Request] Add proper surcharges

Dear QBO Product Owners,

 

I hope this is the right place for feature requests. If not, please feel free to point me in the right direction.

 

It would be nice if you could add the ability to mark services as surcharges (supporting flat rate and percentage) so that they could be added as line items to transactions. Most resources I find suggest making surcharges by creating a service with a rate < 1.00, and when using on an invoice, setting the line item's quantity to the invoice's subtotal. That solves the use case of something like "charging a 6% surcharge on an invoice subtotal", but this workaround makes it impossible to know if a service created in QBO is a service with rate < 1.00, or a "percentage surcharge service" (when using the API to sync data to/from QuickBooks)

 

If you are looking for inspiration and aren't already aware, QB Desktop achieves this by having ItemService for standard services, and ItemOtherCharge for things like surcharges, which supports distinguishing flat and percentage rates using the "SalesOrPurchase/Price" and "SalesOrPurchase/PricePercent" fields, respectively.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Cheers,

AG

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Best answer January 18, 2021

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MichelleBh
QuickBooks Team

[Feature Request] Add proper surcharges

I'll point you in the right direction, so this concern is taken care of, @agale-sc.

 

We take your feedback thoughtfully, as it's what supports us grow. I can see how this would be advantageous to you and other businesses. So, I'll do my part and personally transmit this idea to our Product Development Team for further review.

 

You can also post your request, by following the steps below: 

 

  1. Log in to your QBO, then click the Gear icon. 
  2. Choose Feedback and enter your suggestions in the box. 
  3. Tap Next
  4. Click Skip and send message
  5. Pick Send message

 

For more details, check out this article: How do I submit feedback?

 

You can always check your request status by going to this link: https://feedback.qbo.intuit.com/.

 

In the meantime, I recommend keeping an eye out on our blog to stay up-to-date on all the latest feature releases for QuickBooks.

 

I've also added an article about the How to Do I Questions in QuickBooks for your reference: Help Articles

 

Please know that the Community is always here to help you out to make you and your business easy and functional. Keep safe!

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MichelleBh
QuickBooks Team

[Feature Request] Add proper surcharges

I'll point you in the right direction, so this concern is taken care of, @agale-sc.

 

We take your feedback thoughtfully, as it's what supports us grow. I can see how this would be advantageous to you and other businesses. So, I'll do my part and personally transmit this idea to our Product Development Team for further review.

 

You can also post your request, by following the steps below: 

 

  1. Log in to your QBO, then click the Gear icon. 
  2. Choose Feedback and enter your suggestions in the box. 
  3. Tap Next
  4. Click Skip and send message
  5. Pick Send message

 

For more details, check out this article: How do I submit feedback?

 

You can always check your request status by going to this link: https://feedback.qbo.intuit.com/.

 

In the meantime, I recommend keeping an eye out on our blog to stay up-to-date on all the latest feature releases for QuickBooks.

 

I've also added an article about the How to Do I Questions in QuickBooks for your reference: Help Articles

 

Please know that the Community is always here to help you out to make you and your business easy and functional. Keep safe!

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agale-sc
Level 1

[Feature Request] Add proper surcharges

Hi Michelle,

 

I've gone ahead and put in the request using the official feedback submission method you suggested. I'll keep this post open so other users may find it and I'll update if there are any developments.

 

Thanks!

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