In refunding client, what account do I choose to show the sales tax refund part? When I use "sales tax expense" it doesn't show as a negative in the liability report.

I gave a client a refund and when I wrote the check, I showed the breakdown of the refunded amount as "Fee Income" and "Sales Tax Expense."  (The fee as $475 and the rest was sales taxes collected from him.)  I gave him the refund in the same month we received his payment.  Now, when I look at the sales tax liability report I don't see the amount I refunded him showing up as a negative in the "Sales Tax Revenue" report (even though I see the refund showing in the "fee income" journal.) The sales tax refund I gave only shows up in the transaction log for "Sales Tax Expense" but doesn't show up as a reversal in the "Sales Tax Payable" journal.   I tried to choose "Sale Tax Payable" instead of "Sales Tax Expense" in the breakdown when I wrote the check, but QB tells me I must "specify a vendor name for the sales tax account" so I can't use that account. How can I get the liability report to show I don't owe as much in tax because of the refund given?  

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