Great news!  We've revamped how to manage sales tax to make it easier for you to collect, report and pay your sales tax. 

Check out the new Sales Tax Center:

  • A new one-stop spot where you manage all your sales tax tasks
  • Add multiple sales tax rates, including combined rates
  • View sales tax liability reports that you can customize by date, agency and more
  • Record sales tax payments in the Sales Tax Center so you can see all your recent payments in one place

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Get started now with some of our frequently asked questions!

Questions before you begin:

Sales tax background, explanation and rates

Explaining single and combined sales tax rates

Sales Tax Center and users with custom access

What doesn't come over during an import from QuickBooks desktop - Import Limitations (US only) - for more information about sales tax when importing from a desktop edition of QuickBooks 

Setup and implementation:

Set up and track sales tax (also includes how to edit agencies and deactivate rates)

Default customer sales tax rate in QuickBooks Online 

Changing your sales tax rate  

Applying sales tax rates to transactions and sales forms

Adding sales tax to shipping charges

Deleting sales tax rates and agencies 

Paying sales tax:

Paying sales tax and/or recording sales tax payments

Cash vs. accrual accounting and its effect on sales tax

My sales tax agency doesn't show on the vendor list

For people who are already using sales tax in QuickBooks Online:

Payments don't show up in Recent Payments in the Sales Tax Center

Invoices mistakenly created without sales tax

Entering sales tax amount manually

Troubleshooting other problems with switching sales tax methods

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