In this article we will discuss the following topics on taxes:
- Tax settings.
- How to manage your tax rates.
- How to assign tax to a Quote.
Taxes can be set up in one of two ways. The first will apply a single rate to all taxable items (note that products and labor are handled separately). The second will allow you to apply a unique tax rate to individual products and/or labor.
To apply your tax setting navigate to Settings and then to "Taxes" under the "Catalog" group. Here on the right side of the screen, you will find the options described above.
How to manage your tax rates
While you can create taxes as part of the tax assignment process, you can manage your taxes from Settings under the "Catalog" group.
By default, your account has two tax items both configured to apply a single rate against all taxable items: one for materials and one for labor. The taxes managed here will be available to choose from when you create an Opportunity or edit a Quote.
To update the taxes we provided you can click the name of the tax or choose the "Edit" option from the More menu on an item.
In the Edit dialog, you have options to change the Name, Rate, and what the tax is applied to.
Create a new tax
To create a new tax choose the "New Tax" button above the "Taxes" list.
Next you will be asked to choose between a Tax or a Tax Group. For this example, we will choose the "Tax" option.
Tax Groups allow you to bundle multiple taxes together. When multiple taxes are needed on the same Quote, selecting a Tax Group will apply all of the taxes at once eliminating the need to include each individually.
Now you can provide a Name to easily identify this tax from other, a rate, and what it should be applied to.
Within the Settings window, you can also change how taxes are set on items and change the default tax.
Tax Method will determine how taxes are applied to the individual items.
How to assign tax to a Quote.
Now that we have taxes in place, we will look at the ways taxes can be assigned to a Quote. We provide two places to assign a single-rate tax to a Quote, the first is while creating a new Opportunity and the second from the Quote editor.
Assigning tax while creating a new Opportunity
When creating a new Opportunity select the "Advanced" button in the bottom left corner of the dialog.
The "Tax" input will appear with your default tax automatically assigned.
Clicking the "Tax" input will allow you to choose a different tax.
Choosing one of the dropdowns will also give you the option to create a new Tax.
Setting taxes from Quote
Taxes can also be managed from a Quote. To view and edit the currently applied taxes, click the gear icon in the bottom left corner and scroll down to "Taxes."