Purchase Taxes and Charges Template

Purchase Taxes and Charges may be applied to any item you buy.

The Purchase Taxes and Charges Template is similar to the Sales Taxes and Charges Template. The templates created from this form can be used in Purchase Orders and Purchase Invoices for internal records.

For Tax Accounts that you want to use in the tax templates, you must set the Account Type field as 'Tax' for that particular account.

1. Pre-requisite

No Pre-requisite required

2. How to add Purchase Taxes/Charges via a template

To access Purchase Taxes and Charges Template, go to:

Finance > Basics > Purchase Taxes and Charges Template

Before creating a new template, note that templates are already created for many of the commonly used taxes.

2.1 More information

Under type, set on what the tax will be calculated and the tax rate. There are five options under type for which tax will be calculated.

  • Actual: On the actual amount of each item.
  • On Net Total: On the grand total of all the items.
  • On Previous Row Amount: This is for compounding the charges. For example, cess charges over the amount to which tax was already applied in the previous row.
  • On Previous Row Total: Same as above but applied on the total bill and not just the amount of an item.

3. Features

3.1 Purchase Taxes and Charges table

  • Consider Tax or Charge for: Total - for the total of all items. Valuation - for each item. Valuation and total - apply tax/charge to both.
  • Add or Deduct: Whether you want to add or deduct the tax from the item.
  • Reference Row #: If tax is based on "Previous Row Total" you can select the row number which will be taken as a base for this calculation (default is the previous row).
  • Is this Tax included in Basic Rate?: If checked, the tax amount will be considered as already included in the Print Rate / Print Amount.
  • Account Head: The Account ledger under which this tax will be booked. If you select VAT or any other preset heads, the rate will be automatically filled.
  • Cost Center: If the tax/charge is an income (like shipping) or expense it needs to be booked against a Cost Center.
  • Description: Description of the tax (that will be printed in invoices/quotes).
  • Rate: The Tax rate, eg: 15 = 15% tax.
  • Amount: The Tax amount to be applied, eg: 100.00 = SAR 100 tax.