Navigating Sales Tax on QuickBooks Desktop
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Question: I need to charge my customers 7.5% in sales tax, but 6% is for the state and 1.5% is for my county. How do I handle that in QB Desktop so I can file with the state, but just show the 7.5% to my customer?
Answer: Sales tax is complicated, and each state is unique in their design. Some states are origin-based, meaning that the rate is based on where the seller is located. Others are destination-based, meaning the tax is dictated by the customer’s location. And sales outside of your state would be a whole new blog post.