How to create new taxes

Flectra's tax engine is very flexible and support many different type of taxes: value added taxes (VAT), eco-taxes, federal/states/city taxes, retention, withholding taxes, etc. For most countries, your system is pre-configured with the right taxes.

This section details how you can define new taxes for specific use cases.

  • Go to Invoicing ‣ Configuration ‣ Accounting ‣ Taxes. From this menu, you get all the taxes you can use: sales taxes and purchase taxes.
  • Choose a scope: Sales, Purchase or None (e.g. deprecated tax).
  • Select a computation method:

    • Fixed: eco-taxes, etc.
    • Percentage of Price: most common (e.g. 15% sales tax)
    • Percentage of Price Tax Included: used in Brazil, etc.
    • Group of taxes: allows to have a compound tax
  • If you use Flectra Accounting, set a tax account (i.e. where the tax journal item will be posted). This field is optional, if you keep it empty, Flectra posts the tax journal item in the income account.

Advanced configuration

  • Label on Invoices: a short text on how you want this tax to be printed on invoice line. For example, a tax named "15% on Services" can have the following label on invoice "15%".
  • Tax Group: defines where this tax is summed in the invoice footer. All the tax belonging to the same tax group will be grouped on the invoice footer. Examples of tax group: VAT, Retention.
  • Include in Analytic Cost: the tax is counted as a cost and, thus, generate an analytic entry if your invoice uses analytic accounts.
  • Tags: are used for custom reports. Usually, you can keep this field empty.