Using the API I created a bank transaction explanation to explain my mobile phone payments.
I set the category to “Mobile phone”, which is a “normally VATable” category.
Had I been using the web interface I would have set the VAT to “Auto”; but the sales tax docs say you don’t need to specify a
manual_sales_tax_amount or a
sales_tax_rate if you just want the VAT of your category, so I didn’t specify either one. (Admittedly the docs are for expenses and bills, but I assume they apply to bank transaction explanations too.)
FreeAgent created the explanations but set each’s sales tax to 0% – not 20%.
Is this expected behaviour? Or should I specify the
sales_tax_rate when creating explanations with
Many thanks in advance