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tax on purchases

Hi, please i need a help for tax on purchases. 


The tax on purchases, expenses, cheques & supplier's bills is not appearing in tax return. It appears only tax and net amounts from sales. It doesn't leave me to change that. Also note that i have a lot of entries that i cannot lose them. How can i change it so the return appears not only tax and net amounts of sales, but both of them, purchases and sales. 

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QuickBooks Team

tax on purchases

Good day, Pania.


I'll help you get this sorted out. There are two possible reasons why you don't see any tax figures for purchases when you view the return.


Here are the following:


  • Out of Scope is selected from the Amounts are drop-down.
  • 0% or Out of Scope is chosen from the GST column.

I've got a sample screenshot of what it looks like:



Let's run the Transactions without tax report to see which are not included. 


Here's how:


  1. Go to Taxes on the left panel.
  2. From the View reports drop-down, select Transactions without tax Report.
  3. Click each transaction and make sure that Exclusive of tax or Inclusive of tax is selected from the Amounts are drop-down.
  4. Choose the tax code from the GST column.
  5. Hit Save and close.

Once done, go back to Taxes > Prepare return and check if you see the tax on purchases. 


You can also read these articles for more details: 


Please keep me posted how it goes. I'm here to make sure this is resolve for you. Take care and stay safe.

Level 1

tax on purchases

Thank you for your respond.


Attached is an invoice, a bill & an expense to see that is selected the "inclusive of tax" and also there is a tax 19%. So, i don't know why is not appearing to the return. Only the invoices are appearing. 

QuickBooks Team

tax on purchases

Hello, Pania. 


Thank you for reaching out to the Community. To help you narrow down the cause of this unexpected behavior, I recommend reaching our customer support team. They'll be able to initiate a screen sharing session to take a closer look to moreover isolate this issue.  


To contact our support, here's how: 


  1. Go to the Help icon.
  2. Choose Talk to a human.
  3. Enter "Talk to a human" again in the search bar.
  4. Select I still need a human, then click Contact us.
  5. Choose a way to connect with us. 


Take note to make sure you can get connected to our support team on time. You can reach them every Monday to Friday from 6: 00 AM PST to 6:00 PM PST. Then, until 3:00 PM PST every Saturday.    


You can refer to these articles for more information about Taxes in QuickBooks: 



Let me know how it goes or if you still have questions or concerns with your taxes. I'm always here to help. Take care and keep safe.