How do I Setup a Line Item Tax?

When setting up a webstore, you may decide to bring in tax at the line level instead of the header level. Please use this guide to help set up the line item for Tax.

A Non-Inventoried Product can be set up in Acctivate to bring in tax charges at the line level. This is usually for tracking tax or handling tax differently, as directed by your accountant. Bringing in sales tax at the line level allows you to not have Acctivate re-calculate the sales tax. This is most commonly used on web store orders syncing into Acctivate. In general, tax should be configured using the Tax Category


Create the Sales Tax line item

  1. Create a Product Class for Sales Tax in Configuration Manager
    Both the Sales and COGS accounts should be the same tax Other Current Lability account because there will never be a COGS entry for the detail line.
  2. Create new sales tax product
    • Item Type: Other charge
    • Product type: Other
    • Product class: Misc
      Option: create a Sales Tax Line Item Product Class
    • Cost Method: None
    • Stock Unit: Each
  3. Add the product to an order that needs to have tax calculated.
    • If this is not for a web order or order import, change the price to be Order Amount * tax percentage and use the TAB or ENTER key, with a quantity of 1; or manually calculate tax amount and add it. 
    • If the order is imported include the Tax amount that should be charged in the Price field.

If this is for a web store, you can follow these directions on how to update the web store mapping.

NOTE: Similiar setups can be followed for Shipping Charges or Restocking Fees.