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How do I remove the item description "Total Sales Tax Calculated by AvaTax (ST)" on printed invoices within QuickBooks?


You want to know how to remove the item description “Total Sales Tax Calculated by AvaTax” on printed invoices within QuickBooks Desktop after installing AvaTax for QuickBooks Desktop.


QuickBooks Desktop


  • Item lines display an extra description line on printed invoices (“Total Sales Tax Calculated by AvaTax”) and there is a 0.0% value within the Price Each column and a $0.0 amount within the “Amount” column.
  • In order to remove this extraneous item description:
    • Click Items and Services to open the Item list.
    • Manually search the item list for all items with AVATAX listed in the name field.
      • These items include: AVATAXAVATAX-POD, AVATAX-POS, AVATAX-BILLTO and Total Avatax.
    • Double-click each item to open and remove any item description found in the Description field.
    • Close any open items by clicking the OK button. Then, close the item list.
  • Unfortunately, the 0.00% and $0.0 values found within the Price Each and Amount columns cannot be removed, because this value is present due to QuickBooks native logic. However, the layout of your form can be modified to "print" the sales tax field in white (or to match the background) which may result in a cleaner look.

Note: The description line will be removed from any invoice created once the item changes have been completed. Any invoice created prior to deleting description lines within the Item List will still display the additional description.