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How to pay my state sales tax

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How to pay my state sales tax

I've got just the steps you'll need, @chad2.


If you haven't already, begin by adding the tax rate and agency:


Add a sales tax agency/rate

  1. From QuickBooks Online, navigate to the Taxes tab.
  2. Click Add/edit tax rates and agencies.
  3. Select New and choose either a single or combined tax rate.
  4. Enter a name, the agency you pay, and the rate's percentage. Click Save.

Check out this awesome video tutorial for a visual guide of this information:


Once the agency and rate are set up, you can create the tax payment like so:


Record a sales tax payment

  1. From QuickBooks Online, navigate to the Taxes tab.
  2. Select the agency you're paying under Sales Tax Owed.
  3. Click Record Tax Payment at the bottom.
  4. Fill out the form including a bank account, the payment date, the liability's end date, and the amount.
  5. Select Record Tax Payment if you don't need to print the check, or check off Print a Check and choose Record Payment and Print Check if you do.

Doing this will pay the tax liability and allow you to print a mail-ready check to send to your agency if you wish. These steps are also detailed in our guide on recording sales tax payments for your benefit. Please reach out to me if there's anything else you need, I'm always here to help. Thanks for coming to the Community, wishing you a very happy holiday season.


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How to pay my state sales tax

How do you take this information and efile it?


How to pay my state sales tax

Hello there, Nemiswizard.


You can electronically file and pay your Sales Tax if:

  • You're using the Automated Sales Tax.
  • Your QuickBooks Online account is enroll in Electronic Filing and Payments.

Here's how to E-file:

  1. Go to the Taxes tab, then select Sales Tax.
  2. Click the View return button and choose Select filing method.
  3. Choose the E-File option and start setting it up.

You can use this article for reference: E-filing and payments for Sales tax.


You might also want to browse these articles to know more about Sales Tax.

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