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How do I create or amend a tax code - UK only

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You can create or amend tax codes in Sage 50cloud Accounts.


TIP: For details of the default tax code settings refer to our UK and Ireland guides.

NOTE: For details of how to amend or create a tax code if you're based in the Republic of Ireland, you can refer to this article > 

  1. On the menu bar click Settings, click Configuration then click Tax Codes.
  2. Select the required tax code and click Edit.
  3. Complete the Edit Tax Code window as follows:
    Rate Enter the required percentage. For example, to set up a 5% VAT rate, enter  5.00 in this box. 

     If you select the EC Code check box, the Rate box becomes inactive.
    Include in VAT return To include transactions with this tax code in the VAT Return, select this  check box.
    Reverse Charge This should only be used for the sale or purchase of items that fall under the  remit of carousel fraud, for example, mobile phones. It must not be   used for standard reverse charge transactions.
    Flat Rate Capital Asset Select this option if you're on a Flat Rate VAT scheme and you want to use  the tax code for capital assets.
    Enable EC Code or EC  Code To flag your tax code as an EC tax code, select this check box then from the  drop-down lists, choose the relevant options.
    Link To This option is only available for EC purchase tax codes. 

     If this tax code should record notional VAT, choose the required tax code   that you want to link to. Notional VAT is calculated based on the rate of the  code you link to.
    Description Enter a description for the tax code.
  4. Click OK then click Apply.
  5. Click Close then if prompted to save the changes click No.

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