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There are situations in a Import/Exports business where a lump sum amount of tax is charged and 100% of it needs to be paid to Customs, as well as being recorded in the books. In this example you are sent a bill from Customs as follows:

ItemTaxAmount inc Tax
Freight5.0055.00
GST on Imports200.00200.00
TOTAL205.00255.00

Of the $255 a GST amount of $205 is to be captured. Enter in this invoice this invoice as follows but make sure you un-tick the ‘Amounts include GST’ box.

customs-invoice

There are two line entries for GST. One offsets the other so that as a result we have captured $200 in the ‘Total GST’ section, and our totals are still correct.