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Adding VAT for European Customer

I have a california based LLC and am providing consultancy services to a European Company. How can I add VAT sales tax to my invoice given that my default sales tax is set up for the US.

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QuickBooks Team

Adding VAT for European Customer

Good day, sfkiwi.


Thanks for dropping by the Community space. I’d be glad to assist with adding the VAT sales tax on your invoice.


Since your company is based in California, adding a non-US tax is not an option. To add and track VAT, you’ll need to use the international version for QuickBooks Online.


To give more insights about the product’s features, visit this website and select the country you’re working on: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/choose-country/.


From there, you have the option to first test out the trial version or purchase the product. I’ve attached an article that will visually guide you on how to set up VAT in QuickBooks.


If you have additional questions about tracking sales taxes in QBO, feel free to leave a comment below. I'll be around to answer them for you. Have a great weekend ahead.

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Adding VAT for European Customer

So you're saying that I have to have two versions of quickbooks, one for US clients and one for European clients? I still need to calculate US tax rates as the company is a US based company. There has to be a better way that running two completely separate versions of quickbooks?

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Adding VAT for European Customer

Is it possible to programmatically create an invoice via the quickbooks API and manually specify to use the EU tax rates just for that invoice?

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QuickBooks Team

Adding VAT for European Customer

I appreciate your response on this, @sfkiwi.

 

Allow me to add up some information about including VAT sales tax to non- US invoices. 

 

QuickBooks Online is available to many countries around the globe. Each of them has region-specific features based on the mandates set by their government or tax agencies.

 

Just as what @RasalilaM mentioned above, the option to neither use VAT nor have two different sales taxes in a QBO US version account is unavailable. However,  we have tons of third-party apps you can integrate with the program to achieve the process you need. 

 

To take a sneak peak:

  1. Visit this link QuickBooks Apps.
  2. In the Find the right apps for your business search field, enter the keyword. 

You'll want to consult with our Intuit Developer Team as to how the QuickBooks API might be able to help create invoices with EU tax rates. They'll be able to assist and make sure it's set up correctly. 

 

If you have other questions, don't hesitate to let me know. I'll be around!

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