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How To Setup Taxes and Charges In ERPNext

How To Setup Taxes and Charges In ERPNext

Setting up taxes in ERPNext is a crucial aspect of managing your business finances effectively. ERPNext is an open-source, web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that offers comprehensive tools for managing various business processes, including accounting and taxation. Properly configured tax settings in ERPNext ensure that your financial transactions align with tax regulations, providing accuracy, compliance, and efficiency.  Here's a brief introduction to setting up taxes in ERPNext:


Accessing the Tax Settings:

Log in to your ERPNext account and navigate to the "Accounts" module on the Desk and Taxes menu.


1. Tax Accounts:

This categorization is important for the system to recognize the account as one that is associated with tax transactions and calculations. It helps in proper accounting treatment, especially when dealing with taxes in sales and purchase transactions, as ERPNext can then link these tax accounts to the respective tax templates and categories.


● Accessing Chart of Accounts:

Navigate to the home page of ERPNext.

Click on the "Accounting" module.


● Go to Chart of Accounts:

Within the Accounting module, locate and select "Chart of Accounts."


● Select an Account:

From the list of accounts in the Chart of Accounts, choose the specific account that you want to designate as a tax account.


● Edit the Account:

Click on the "Edit" button associated with the selected account.


● Set Account Type as 'Tax':

While editing the account details, find the "Account Type" field.

Change the account type to 'Tax.'


● Save Changes:

Save the changes to apply the updated account type.


Tax Accounts - Accessing the Tax Settings In ERPNext


2. Sales Taxes and Charges Template:

By setting up Sales Taxes and Charges Templates in ERPNext, you streamline the process of applying taxes to sales transactions. This ensures accuracy in tax calculations, facilitates compliance with tax regulations, and provides transparency in your financial records.

In ERPNext, setting up Sales Taxes and Charges Templates is essential for applying taxes to sales transactions accurately. The following steps guide you through creating a Sales Taxes and Charges Template:

●      Navigate to Taxes and Charges Template:

Go to the "Accounts" module on the Desk.Under "Setup," select "Taxes and Charges" and then choose "Sales Taxes and Charges Template."

●     Create a New Sales Taxes and Charges Template:

Click on "New" to create a new template.

●      Fill in Template Details:

Tax Template Name: Provide a unique name for the template (e.g., "GST 18%").

Tax Type: Choose the appropriate tax type, such as applicable on actual, on net total, on previous row amount, on previous row total, on item quantity.

Tax Rate: Enter the percentage rate of the tax.

Account Head: Select the tax account from the Chart of Accounts. This is the account where the system will record the tax amount.

Tax Category: Link the tax template to a tax category (if you've created one).

●      Save the Template:

Click "Save" to save the Sales Taxes and Charges Template.

Sales Taxes and Charges Template - Accessing the Tax Settings In ERPNext


3. Purchase Taxes and Charges Template:

Setting up Purchase Taxes and Charges Templates in ERPNext is crucial for accurately applying taxes to purchase transactions. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create a Purchase Taxes and Charges Template:

●      Navigate to Taxes and Charges Template:

Go to the "Accounts" module on the Desk.

Under "Setup," select "Taxes and Charges" and then choose "Purchase Taxes and Charges Template."

●     Create a New Purchase Taxes and Charges Template:

Click on "New" to create a new template.

●      Fill in Template Details:

Tax Template Name: Provide a unique name for the template (e.g., "GST 18%").

Tax Type: Choose the appropriate tax type, such as applicable on actual, on net total, on previous row amount, on previous row total, on item quantity.

Tax Rate: Enter the percentage rate of the tax.

Account Head: Select the tax account from the Chart of Accounts. This is the account where the system will record the tax amount.

Tax Category: Link the tax template to a tax category (if you've created one).

●     Save the Template:

Click "Save" to save the Purchase Taxes and Charges Template.

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4. Item Tax Template:

Certainly, setting up Item Tax Templates in ERPNext allows for more granular control over taxation at the item level, providing flexibility when some items have tax rates different from the standard rates. Here are the steps to create an Item Tax Template and assign it to an item or item group:


● Navigate to Item Tax Template:

Go to the "accounting module , Under "taxes," select "Item Tax Templates."


● Create a New Item Tax Template:

Click on "New" to create a new template.


● Fill in Template Details:

Item Tax Template Name: Provide a unique name for the template (e.g., "Custom GST 12%").

Tax Rate: Enter the percentage rate of the tax for items assigned to this template.


● Save the Template:

Click "Save" to save the Item Tax Template.


● Apply Item Tax Template to Items:

Now, when you create or edit an item in ERPNext, you can assign this Item Tax Template. In the item form, find the section for "Item Tax Template. "Select the desired Item Tax Template from the list. This rate will override the standard tax rate assigned in the Taxes and Charges table for this specific item.


Item Tax Template In ERPNext


5. Tax Category:

In ERPNext, a Tax Category is a classification used to group taxes based on common characteristics. It serves as a way to organize and categories taxes, making it easier to manage and apply them consistently across various transactions. Here's how tax categories work in ERPNext:


Steps to Create a Tax Category:

● Navigate to Tax Categories:

Go to the "Accounts" module on the Desk. Under "Setup," select "Taxes and Charges" and then choose "Tax Categories."


● Create a New Tax Category:

Click on "New" to create a new tax category.

Fill in Details:

Provide a unique name for the tax category (e.g., "GST").


● Save the Tax Category:

Click "Save" to save the new tax category.


Tax Category - Accessing the Tax Settings In ERPNext


The information you provided outlines how ERPNext automatically determines the Tax Category in a transaction based on various parameters. Here's a breakdown of the key points:

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Automatic Determination of Tax Category:

Based on Party (Customer/Supplier):

The Tax Category in a transaction is automatically determined based on the associated Party (Customer or Supplier).

If the Party (Customer or Supplier) has an assigned Tax Category, that category is used for tax calculation.

Based on Party Address:

The system checks the Party Address for an assigned Tax Category. If the Party Address has a specific Tax Category, that category takes precedence in tax calculation.

Preference for Billing or Shipping Address:

You can configure whether the Billing Address or Shipping Address takes precedence in determining the Tax Category.

This preference is set using the 'Determine Address Tax Category From' option in Accounts Settings.

Fallback to Party's Tax Category:

If neither the Billing nor Shipping Address has an assigned Tax Category, the system falls back to using the Party's (Customer/Supplier) default Tax Category.


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