You can set up the account and tax mapping to your accounting software so imports will arrive already coded and ready to reconcile. This saves you a lot of time on the process of recording your Amazon transactions.
To get the full benefit of Accounts and Taxes mapping, wait for settlements to come in after you connect your account to Amazon and your accounting software. Its best to have a variety of settlements for this feature to draw from.
The Accounts and Taxes feature allows you to map your Amazon transactions to your accounting. It does this by accessing your Chart of Accounts or by creating accounts specific to Amazon transactions directly from A2X in your accounting system.
Where to go:
You can set the accounts that the typical Amazon transactions will be coded to in the Accounts & Taxes tab at the top.
How to let A2X create accounts:
You can create accounts in your accounting software right from A2X as suggested by A2X:
How to choose from your Chart of Accounts:
- Access your accounts in your accounting software by clicking the x:
2. Then click on the dropdown to choose the account:
To save your mapping:
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 and Connections.
On applying tax codes:
Like accounts, A2X accesses the tax codes in your accounting system. Simply click on the "X" to get to the dropdown list of your tax codes.
Regarding Tax code settings:
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. Amazon handles Sales Tax differently in different marketplaces on top of this.
Ask your accountant or seek advice from one of our A2X Experts to find out what tax rules apply to your situation. Reach out to us if you need help applying those taxes to A2X at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have mapped your accounts and taxes for Amazon 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.