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What account do i enter income tax payments under

i have paid provisional tax for my company . how do i set up the correct account in the chart of accounts

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Level 5

What account do i enter income tax payments under

Hi, Debbie

Create an expense type account called Income Tax from the Chart of accounts.                                                                

Account Type - Expense,   *Detail Type - Tax Paid, *Name - Income Tax.

Comment back for further clarifications.


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Level 1

What account do i enter income tax payments under

Is this correct as it shouldn't go in the profit and loss as an expense?
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Level 5

What account do i enter income tax payments under

Hi, Jan Tax payment is not a Taxable expenditure your tax preparers know this but for the accounting, purpose treat it as the expenses if taxes are paid / if taxes are only estimated then treat it as the liability by creating a bill for the Tax department.

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What account do i enter income tax payments under

Hi all tax payments should go to a current liability account for now.

Called Tax Payable. 

When  tax are calculated and a provision is created at the end of the financial year you will create a journal debit tax expense credit tax payable.

The balance in the liability account is the balance that should be paid to SARS.

Let me know if you need any further assistance in setting this up.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

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What account do i enter income tax payments under

While I agree with all they said about tax payable for tax that has not been paid yet, when it is paid, federal income tax should go in an "other expense" account. I named the account "federal income tax," then set it up as an "other expense" account. The instructions for "other expense" accounts says that they are for things like federal income tax and lawsuits and other non-deductible expenses. When Quickbooks prints a P&L, it gives a total without those "other expense" accounts and a separate total after.

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What account do i enter income tax payments under

How do you do this I'm struggling to figure this out

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What account do i enter income tax payments under

Hi Raj,

So, I have set up 2 Tax Liability Accounts Called "State Tax Payable" and "Federal Tax Payable".

 

I have a 2 "Other Expenses" account called "State Income Tax" and "Federal Income Tax"

 

I'm struggling with how to create my liability and then pay my taxes with an offsetting transaction in my liabilities account as it is paid. 

 

How do I do this in the easiest manner?