Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to me. You have been really helpful .
I see the point re billable time (and don’t much worry about that side of it), but it would sure be nice if, when you come to invoice from billable time, GST could be configured to be automatically added - and you had the option of setting that to occur by default.
To get to the heart of my issue - I need all my billable time to add GST when its invoiced. If I create an invoice from the billable time (great feature by the way) it doesn’t add GST. I have to manually edit the invoice to add GST to each line of (entry in) the invoice. That is not ideal for my workflow.
“I think you are referring to statements about invoices being tax-exclusive by default, with the option to make them tax-inclusive. I’ve described the difference in my previous post. If you have found something else, please provide a link to it so it can be corrected”
Yes I was - but we have been at cross purposes.
It was this section from the Guide that lead me to think by default all billable time would be treated as tax exclusive - and I made the assumption from the example given (see below) that tax would, by default, thereafter be added. Clearly that was not correct. As I understand your answer, GST has to be manually added at each line of the invoice.
So I am clear (forums - like email - are wonderful tools for miscommunication)
It was the last sentence
By default, unit prices on sales invoices are treated as tax-exclusive.
followed by this example
which led me to understand GST was automatically added to invoices by default.
I now understand from your excellent reply that for GST to be added you have to manually do that by editing the invoice line by line.
Or have I missed something?
Perhaps the developer may consider adding an optional feature whereby billable time automatically adds GST when it is invoiced, with the ability to remove GST in each line if required? In Xero for example I could set all time to be billed as professional fees, with the GST automatically added to the line entry once made. It was a useful feature.
Thanks again for taking the time and trouble to assist.