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Sales Tax

I got my Uncle in the US to pay for QuickBooks today, to be used for a business in Nigeria which would be operating in Dollar Currency. I tried setting up the Sales Tax but I don't get an option to use Nigeria tax agency. It keeps showing US related Tax agency cities. 

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Sales Tax

Let me help you set up your sales tax for your country, @Sazzy


QuickBooks Online (QBO) for US is set up for US tax agencies. If you're going to perform business in Nigeria, I suggest subscribing to QBO for this region.
Here's how to create a new one:
  1. You can go to this link:
  2. Click Africa below Choose your country and choose Nigeria
  3. Follow the prompts to finish creating the account.

Read this article for more information: Create or add another company.


Then, turn on the multicurrency feature. This one is only available in either QBO Essentials or QBO Plus. This will let you track your foreign currency transactions. To know more about how to turn this on and add USD - United States Dollar to your currencies, read this article: Turn on and use multicurrency


From here, you can now go to the Taxes page to set up your sales tax agency. You'll be the one to add the Tax name, Description, Tax agency name, Business ID No.Start of current tax period, Filing frequency, Reporting method, and Sales rate from the Taxes tab. 


Check these articles for more information about your sales tax agency. Also, read the following article on how to apply Sales Tax to Transactions and Sales Forms


The Community is always here if you have additional questions or any other concerns. Have a wonderful day!

Level 1

Sales Tax

Thanks for the response. But the problem is he has wrongly chosen the US as the country in the process of making payment. He stays in California. But the biz is supposed to be a Nigerian business. And now I can't find any city relating to Africa when I am trying to set up the company's Nigerian address

QuickBooks Team

Sales Tax

I appreciate your time getting back here, Sazzy.


With regard to the subscription payment made on the QuickBooks Online US, you can inform your uncle to reach our Customer Care Team, so they can pull up the account. 


Here's how:


  1. Click the Help icon located in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. In the Help window, click the Contact Us button located at the bottom.
  3. Enter your question and click Let's talk.
  4. Choose either Start a chat or Call us.

For creating a new company specific for your country, you'll want to follow the steps provided by my colleague MaryJoyD. This way, you can add the business information and make sure that the sales tax setup is accurate.


I'm adding these articles that you can use once you have the correct company:


If you have more questions or other concerns for QuickBooks Online, please let me know. I'm here to answer them. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Sales Tax


Make sure you can find the name of your country (i.e Nigeria) on the top of the screen prior to opening a QB Global version account.