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How do I Get Started with A2X for eBay? Step 4 - Set up Account and Tax Mapping
How do I Get Started with A2X for eBay? Step 4 - Set up Account and Tax Mapping

V2. Create ledger accounts from within A2X or create them in your accounting software

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Written by Natalie Flex
Updated over a week ago

Tip: To get the full benefit of Accounts and Taxes mapping, wait for payouts to come in after you connect your account to eBay and your accounting software. It's best to have a variety of payouts for this feature to draw from.

The Accounts and Taxes feature allows you to map your eBay transactions to your accounting. It does this by accessing your Chart of Accounts or by creating accounts specific to eBay transactions directly from A2X in your accounting system. (For UK, EU, AU, NZ, or SG sellers follow the instructions HERE for VAT and GST mapping)

Where to go?

You can set the accounts that the typical eBay transactions will be coded to in the Accounts & Taxes tab at the top.

How to let A2X create accounts:

A2X can create suggested accounts in your Chart of Accounts

When you first go to set up your Accounts and Taxes mapping, you will see that A2X can create a number of generic default accounts for you to map transactions to.

Click 'Confirm' to allow A2X to create the following list of accounts in your accounting system

eBay Adjustments

eBay Fees

eBay Held Funds

eBay Fees

eBay Promotions

eBay Sales

eBay Shipping

eBay Sales Tax Collected

eBay Withdrawals and Charges

eBay Loans

Account Types for generic accounts created by A2X

The names of the account types created in Xero and in QuickBooks are slightly different but, in accounting terms, they are the same.

The table below shows the basic account types for each accounting solution so you can find them in your reports:

Expenses and Sales or Revenue or Income accounts will be on your Income Statements (Profit and Loss). Current assets and Current liabilities will be on your Balance Sheets.

By saving the mappings, the chosen accounts will be created in Xero or QuickBooks Online and also mapped to your settlement transactions.

Custom/Manual Mapping

Because A2X is connected to your accounting software, it is importing your complete chart of accounts. If A2X detects an account that already matches the default, then it will be pre-selected.

Instead of our generic default accounts, you can select your own account for any transaction type. Just click on down arrow to open the dropdown, and then scroll to find and select the account from your Chart of Accounts list.

Save your mappings!

Finally, always remember to click the Save Mapping button at the bottom of the page.
Your account mapping will now apply to your settlements consistently.

Note: If you create accounts in your accounting software with A2X open, refresh your Cache in Settings > Connections.

How to apply tax codes?

Step 1: Enable Bulk Actions

Step 2: Choose tax Exempt or No Tax.

(For UK, EU, AU, NZ, or SG sellers follow the instructions HERE for VAT and GST mapping)

Tax code mappings - further notes

Due to the complexity of Sales Tax around the world, we recommend our customers seek professional advice on the correct approach to sales tax for your marketplaces.

Tips and Tricks

Learn the ins and outs of the mapping page and other features available for advanced mapping, tips and tricks HERE

Once you have mapped your accounts and taxes for eBay transactions, you are ready to review and import your first Invoice to your accounting system.

If you make mapping changes, be sure to save your mappings again.

Next Article: Step 5 - Send your first Invoice to your accounting system.

Do you need help with your A2X set up?

Are you struggling with setting up your Accounts and Taxes page and you would like some help from an accountant or bookkeeper? We have a directory full of expert accounting/bookkeeping partners around the world who are ready to assist with your e-commerce accounting and A2X.

Please click HERE to find an expert

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