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How does one switch off VAT on QBO? A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

This is annoying as every line item has to be changed.  The client was previously VAT registered, but has not been for more than 5 years.  The import file would have included these old transactions which included VAT.

Thanks

Mandy

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How does one switch off VAT on QBO? A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

Hi Mandy,

In QuickBooks Online once we turned on the VAT feature, there will be no option to turn this off.

As a workaround since your client isn’t VAT registered, we can help him to set the default tax rate selection to choose Out of Scope of Tax or No VAT for all their future transactions. 

Here’s how:

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Click Accounts and Settings.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Go to Accounting.
  5. Click the drop-down in Default tax rate selection and choose Out of Scope of Tax (or No VAT.)

The Out of Scope of Tax is used for none vat registered business. This means, if you use it then it will not show in any taxes reports in your account. 

Stay in touch, and have a great day!

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Level 2

How does one switch off VAT on QBO? A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

Thanks Angelo.  Done.  Only issue I still have is that the invoices still reflect a "TAX" block at the bottom of the invoice.  Not a big issue, but annoying for a nitpicker :-).  Hope QBO has this on it's list of things to do.
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How does one switch off VAT on QBO? A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

Not being able to turn off vat is a big issue for online. It is possible that people do de-register.

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Level 2

How does one switch off VAT on QBO? A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

Angelo's fix helped for the process of inputting invoices and quotes etc. But I agree Nutman, it is an issue    ,  hoping it will be resolved soon.
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How does one switch off VAT on QBO? A client is not VAT registered but VAT column shows on Invoices and Quotes etc.?

We'd love to turn it off too!