How is the UAE QBO community currently managing the the issue with QBOs available invoice formats. Which seem to have insufficient columns as per UAE VATlaws.

We have received complaints from our clients regarding the invoices and they have asked us to revise it, with additional columns for requirements listed below as per the UAE VAT Laws,

the invoices should have the following COLUMNS which are currently not available on the invoices extracted from QBO
For each Good or Service ,
1. the unit price FOR each Good or Service [currently provided by QBO]
2. the quantity or volume supplied FOR each Good or Service [currently provided by QBO]
3. the rate of Tax FOR each Good or Service [currently provided by QBO]
4. VAT TAX amount payable expressed in AED FOR each Good or Service.[currently NOT provided by QBO and not possible to customize it into the invoice either]
5. The amount of any discount offered FOR each Good or Service. [currently NOT provided by QBO and not possible to customize it into the invoice either]
6. The gross amount payable of each Good or Service expressed in AED EXCLUSIVE of VAT [currently provided by QBO]
7. The gross amount payable expressed in AED INCLUSIVE of VAT for each Good or Service.[currently NOT provided by QBO and not possible to customize it into the invoice either]


Hi there, Sama.

The option to add columns in an invoice is unavailable. You might try customizing your invoice in a DOCX format (MS Word 2010+) to address your business needs. Then, import the template in QuickBooks Online (QBO).

For the steps and details, you can check out the Import custom form styles for invoices or estimates article.

I'll personally share your feedback  to our engineers regarding with customizing and adding columns in an invoice.

Visit the Community if you need anything else in QBO. I'm here to help.

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