How do I not have tax for shipping show and only sales tax on the product
I have attached a screen shot of what I'm speaking about . This many times gets filled in once I place an item in a sales receipt or invoice that I receive tax on - it sometimes splits the tax between sales tax and shipping tax. By doing what you suggest - it sounds like I would need to create a line item - but that should not have anything to do with it. I just quit the Quickbooks Bookkeeping service because it was so horrible and the last person I spoke with there said it was easy to turn that shipping tax off - but maybe she was wrong - they were wrong about so many things.
Let me clarify things about the option to have the shipping tax enabled/disabled.
When you click the See math link on the Invoice window, there's an option for you to add the shipping tax. Make sure that the Shipping from/to address is correct or manually edit it in the Your tax agency and standard rate section.
From there, you can choose Yes if the law demands you to add the shipping tax and No if not. Other states like Alaska, Delaware, and Montana usually disable this because they don't implement the sales tax.