🎥 Setting up VAT and sales tax

Light Blue can cope with all sorts of tax requirements, from the simple through to the complex. You set up Light Blue’s VAT or sales tax options in the “Finances” section of Preferences window.

If you don’t charge tax at all, you can set the default tax rate in the “VAT & Sales Tax” tab to “None”.

You can set up as many VAT or sales taxes as you need, and they can be set up as either single taxes or tax packages (e.g. in the USA it’s common to have to apply both state and city sales taxes to invoices). You set up each individual tax in the “Tax Rates” tab and can combine them into packages in the “Tax Packages” tab.

Once you’ve set up your tax rates, make sure that you select your default tax rate from the “Default Tax” popup menu. Your default tax rate will automatically be applied whenever you add a new item to a sale or quote.

NB. The video was made prior to the different tabs in the finances section being introduced in the desktop app – simply make sure you are in the “VAT & Sales Tax” tab whilst following the steps.

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