Why does a journal to the GST liability account not show up on the BAS report? GST paid on an import invoice needed to be journalled and does not show in any BAS reports

Normally you select a tax rate on an expense, this then takes1/11 (GST is 10%) of the invoice and allocates it to the GST liability. However in this case, the import included a large number of items (brochures, displays etc) that were provided free, however they were assessed on import as liable for GST. As a result, simply coding the amount paid and selecting "GST" is incorrect as 1/11th of the amount paid does not equal the GST paid. Also, the GST is charged as a seperate invoice on import, the total amount charged was roughly 40% import duty and 60% GST. From an accounting perspective I have handled it correctly however it does not show in the BAS report as GST paid - it should reduce the liability by the journal amount.

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I think that you need to enter the appropriate tax information into the 'tax' column on the Journal Entry from the drop-down menu. 

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