VAT Filing

In Zoho Books, VAT Filing can be done in any one of the following time periods:

This time period is allotted when you register for VAT. You would have selected this time period in Zoho Books while setting up your organization.

Reports in Zoho Books are auto-generated based on all your sales and purchase transactions. There are three reports:


Tax Returns

The tax returns report is a comprehensive summary of your VAT returns. This report contains a list of tax returns files which are generated for specific time periods.

The actions that you can perform in this report are:

The tax returns report generated in Zoho Books follows the standards and specifications mentioned by the FTA.

Generate the Tax Return

To generate the tax return file:

Generate VAT Return

View the Tax Return

To view the tax return file:

Generate VAT Return

The tax return file consists of the following sections:

VAT on Sales and all other Outputs

Tax Returns

VAT on Expenses and all other Inputs

Tax Returns

Net VAT due

Tax Returns

You can delete any tax return that you’ve generated by clicking the Trash icon next to it.

Export/Download File

You can download or export the tax return file as a PDF. Here’s how:

Export/Download VAT Return

Mark the Tax Return as Filed

After you’ve downloaded and filed your tax return, you can mark it as filed in Zoho Books. Here’s how:

Mark as Filed

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VAT Audit Report

The VAT audit report contains all the transactions which are carried out under VAT. It contains a list of FTA audit files which are generated for specific time periods.

The FTA has mandated this report for audit purposes i.e., to ensure that all the transactions pertaining to VAT are correctly recorded and calculated.

The VAT audit report in Zoho Books follows the standards and specifications mentioned by the FTA.

Generate VAT Audit File

You can generate a VAT audit file for a specific time period. Here’s how:

VAT Audit Dates

VAT Audit Dates

Upon generation, an email will be sent to your registered email address. You’ll also get a notification in the Bell icon on top of your Zoho Books home page.

Download the VAT Audit File

After you’ve generated a VAT audit file for a specific time period, you can download it in the CSV format. Here’s how:

VAT Audit Report

This is how a VAT audit file will look like:

Sample File


Excise Tax Audit Report

The excise tax audit report is a summary of all transactions which have excise tax in them.

This report in Zoho Books follows the standards and specifications mentioned by the FTA.

Generate the Excise Tax Audit File

You can generate a excise tax audit file for a specific time period. Here’s how:

Generate Excise Tax Audit File

Excise Tax Audit Dates

Upon generation, an email will be sent to your registered email address. You’ll also get a notification in the Bell icon in the top of your Zoho Books home page.

Download the Excise Tax Audit File

After you’ve generated a excise tax audit file for a specific time period, you can download it in the CSV format. Here’s how:

Excise Tax Audit Report

This is how an excise tax audit file will look like:

Sample File


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