i am trying to raise an invoice, and want to add vat onto it. But there is not an option? please can you advise how i add this . thanks


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Hello there, darren

Thanks for taking the time to post here in the Community.

I’m here to ensure you’re able to add VAT when creating an invoice.

Since the VAT isn’t available on your end, this means that you’ll need first to set it up in QuickBooks Online (QBO). Here’s how:

  1. Go to Taxes from the left menu.
  2. Click Set up VAT button.
  3. Select the beginning month of your VAT period.
  4. Select the frequency (Monthly, Quarterly, Half-yearly, Yearly), as to when you require your VAT to be filed with HMRC.
  5. Choose your VAT accounting scheme (Cash or Standard which is the same as accrual). Please keep in mind that this must match your accounting basis to realise the VAT income and expenditure on your VAT reporting.
  6. Enter your VAT registration number.
  7. Tick the checkbox for Flat Rate Scheme (FRS), if your business is entitled to this.
  8. Click Save.

Once done, your VAT codes will now be automatically set up. Then, you’ll find the VAT column when creating an invoice. Please see the screenshot below for your visual reference.

To help you manage your customers and income in QBO, you can check out the topics through this link: https://community.intuit.com/browse/quickbooks-online-uk-customers-income. If you’re new to QBO, you can freely navigate these helpful topics through this article: https://community.intuit.com/quickbooks-online-uk.

If you need further assistance, just stay in touch with me by dropping a comment below. I’d be glad to help, darren. Thanks for doing business with QBO!

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