UAE VAT - we invoice in GBP as main currency - but invoices need to show net and VAT in AED. How do I manage this?

I have been invoicing customers in GBP from our UAE company.  We now need to charge VAT and the VAT requirements mean each line item has to be entered in AED as does the VAT amount.  I have set up the account in QB online to have GBP as main currency not AED.  I also want our customers to pay us in GBP not AED.  How do I get around this issue?


Hi Accounts,

VAT reporting in QBO will be based on the home currency you’ve set up for your account. However, since you’ve enabled the multi-currency function, we can no longer change the home currency from GBP to AED.

For the feature of VAT per line item, this has been discussed and in the process to be implemented in QBO. However, there’s no update as to when. You may contact support and reference this INV-25221 if needed.

As a way around this, you may export the invoice to PDF and manually make the necessary amendments.

If you need further help, feel free to comment below.

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