Thanks to a recently passed law, graphic designers in Pennsylvania now have to charge sales tax for the first time ever. To make matters worse, the law makes it so the rate is variable depending on where the customer is located: 8% for Philadelphia, 7% for Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) and 6% everywhere else in the state. In my situation, my clients will all fall under the 6 or 7% tax. I went to Preferences > Sales Tax and checked "Customers are charged for sales tax" as I've seen other suggest. Beyond that, I'm not finding instruction on what to do next. When I tried to create an invoice, I now have a Tax Item drop-down box on the bottom right, but the drop-down menu is blank. The text rate is set to 0.00% and is not editable. I don't see where to set up that 6 or 7% sales tax. I charge by the hour, with various standard, rush and weekend rates in my Item
List applied to a time sheet. I see when I edit those Items that there is a check box to make
them taxable, but, again, I don't see where to set up the sales tax amount. Any help would be appreciated.
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