I live in Hawaii. We have a General Excise Tax that is 4.4386%. I'm canceling my plan b/c you won't allow me to add a tax automatically to my invoices. Add that feature.

So ridiculous! You call this accounting software? I'm supposed to pay an extra 10$ a month for a QB online version just to auto add a tax?? comon! General excise tax is a critical part of being self employed in the state of hawaii. FURIOUS! 


Hello, henry,

I’m here to share some insights about how QuickBooks Self-Employed deals with sales tax.

QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) helps you create professional-style invoices for billing your clients. With a few simple steps, you’ll conveniently charge your clients for performed labor or provided goods once work is done.

As self-employed, what you can do is track your business-related expenses and categorize them as per Schedule C category based on IRS publications for self-employment.

In the meantime, you can add sales tax when creating an invoice. Just add a separate line item and enter the amount of the sales tax manually.

Here's how:

  1. Go to Invoices from the left menu.
  2. Click Create invoice at the upper right.
  3. Enter the necessary information.
  4. Click Add work
  5. Type in Sales Tax in the Description field.
  6. Use Flat rate.
  7. Enter the amount.
  8. Click Add to invoice.

However, if you need to manage and calculate sales tax automatically, you can check out other versions of QuickBooks Online to see which product is right for you: QuickBooks Online Comparison.

For a more detailed information on how QuickBooks Self-Employed approach sales tax, here’s a great resource that you can check:

Keep me posted if you have further questions concerning Sales Tax. I’m always here to assist.

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