Set up ledger posting groups for sales tax

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Sales tax is calculated and posted to main accounts that are specified in the Ledger posting groups. Ledger posting groups are attached to each sales tax code. You can set up individual ledger posting groups for each sales tax code, use one ledger posting group for all sales tax codes or assign multiple ledger posting groups to the sales tax codes. This recording uses the DEMF demo company.

  1. Go to Tax > Setup > Sales tax > Ledger posting groups.
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Ledger posting group field, type a value.
  4. In the Description field, type a value.
  5. In the Sales tax payable field, select the main account for outgoing sales taxes that are payable to the tax authority.
    • Sales taxes are collected on behalf of the tax authority when you sell taxable goods and services.
  6. In the Sales tax receivable filed, select the main account for incoming taxes that are received from the tax authority.
    • Vendors collect taxes on behalf of the tax authority when you buy taxable goods and services. This field is not available if the Apply sales tax taxation rules option is selected in the General ledger parameters page. Instead, sales taxes that are paid to vendors are debited to the same account as the purchase.
  7. In the Use tax expense field, select the main account for posting deductible Use taxes that are not claimed or reported to the tax authority by vendors as part of EU reverse charge GST/HST.
    • The Use tax option needs to be selected for the Sales tax code in the Sales tax group that is used in the transaction. This field is not be available if the Apply sales tax taxation rules option is selected in the General ledger parameters page.
  8. In the Use tax payable field, select the main account for posting incoming Use taxes that are payable to tax authorities.
    • The Use tax option needs to be selected in the Sales tax code in the Sales tax group to post Use tax. If Apply sales tax taxation rules option is selected in General ledger parameters, the offset is posted to the transaction’s expense account.
  9. In the Settlement account field, select the main account that the net balance of the ledger accounts specified in the Use tax payable and Sales tax receivable fields will be posted.
    • The balance will be created when the Sales tax settle and post job is ran. If the Tax authority for the settlement period is associated with a vendor account, the balance is posted to the vendor account instead.
  10. In the Vendor cash discount field, select the main account to post cash discount for Sales tax codes associated with this Ledger posting group.
    • This is optional and if no account is entered, the main account on Cash discount codes will be used. It can be useful to use different accounts per Ledger posting group if using the reverse sales tax on cash discount option on Sales tax groups.
  11. In the Customer case discount field, select the main account to post cash discount for Sales tax codes associated with this Ledger posting group.
    • This is optional and if no account is entered, the main account on the Cash discount codes will be used. It can be useful to use different accounts per Ledger posting group if using the reverse sales tax on cash discount option on Sales tax groups.
  12. Click Save.