One of our suppliers probably has a mistake in their invoicing system because I can in no way align GST with any particular items on the tax invoice. There is supposed to be a star to indicate taxable items (most things on this invoice are not taxed—food items) but the amount of GST reflected on the invoice does not add to 10% of any one or several items combined.
For argument sake there are 8 items on the invoice. It totals $66, and there is only $1 GST on the invoice.
My (uneducated and totally naive) thought is to create some sort of GST paid account and indicate all items on the invoice as tax free making the invoice as a whole GST free and making it an expense for food items in the amount of $65 and then adding an item on the next expense line as $1 GST paid.
Is this an acceptable way of doing it, and if so, how do I do it?