Hi there, Akshaykopite19.
Thanks for getting back with your QuickBooks Desktop details.
The QuickBooks Desktop Editions have 3 versions; US, UK, and Canada. You can only enable VAT in both UK and Canada QBDT regions.
Since you’re from Mauritius, let’s first distinguish the QuickBooks version you’re using. You’ll want to do this by going to Help, then selecting About QuickBooks: Enterprise Solutions Accountant version 18.0.
In the QuickBooks logo, you’ll see a 2018 Intuit [Region] ULC. All rights reserved message at the bottom. If it shows US, then the option to set up Vat codes isn’t applicable.
However, if it’s for the other two regions, you’ll first enable Vat from the Preferences page. Then, create a Subtotal amount you can add to the customer invoices.
To activate the Vat settings:
To create a Subtotal Item:
Once done, create a Vat Code specifically for your items and invoices. Here’s how:
When everything’s set, try creating an invoice, adding the Subtotal item, and choosing a Tax Code for the transaction. To do this:
Your Subtotal should show the total amount of your customers’ ordered items. While the Vat amount will show at the bottom part.
For your second concern, you can add Vat code to your products and services. Check out these steps on how:
That should do it! You can now record these transactions in QuickBooks Desktop.
If you have questions with the process, feel free to comment below. I’ll be around.
Enjoy your weekend!