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How to export and import your tax rates from Xero
How to export and import your tax rates from Xero
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Written by Kason McCaskill
Updated over a week ago

How to Export and Import Your Tax Rates from Xero to Base


Base streamlines every aspect of your business operations—from client request initiation all the way to payment receipt. Ensuring that all your financial components are in sync is crucial for smooth operations, and that includes having your tax rates properly configured.

Getting Your Tax Rates Right: A Vital Step in Job Creation


Starting off with Base, you might find yourself in a bit of a bind when creating a job. You need a charge code, which requires a chart of accounts, and to set up a chart of accounts, you need your tax rates in place. So, how do you streamline this process?

Base’s Solution:

With Base, manually updating or setting your tax rates is made simple. Furthermore, if you’re a Xero user, you can easily import your tax rates directly into Base, ensuring consistency and accuracy in your financial operations.

Step-by-Step Guide: Importing Your Tax Rates from Xero

1. Export Your Tax Rates from Xero

  • Navigate to the “Chart of Accounts” page under the “Accounting” tab in Xero

  • Here you’ll see an ‘Export’ button. Click that and a csv file will be downloaded


2. Navigate to the Right Section in Base:

  • Go to the ‘Accounting’ section.

  • Select ‘Tax Rates’.


5. Choose Your Import Option:

  • Here you will find options to either add tax rates manually or import them.

  • To import from Xero, select the ‘Import’ option.

4. Follow the Import Instructions:

  • You will be guided through a series of steps to connect your Xero account to Base.

  • Ensure that you have your Xero login credentials handy.

  • Select the tax rates you wish to import and confirm the import process.

Improving Your Accounting Setup in Base

Now that you’ve successfully imported your tax rates from Xero, it’s time to ensure that every other aspect of your accounting setup is top-notch.

Conclusion: Streamlining Your Financial Operations with Base

Ensuring that your tax rates are accurately imported and configured is a critical step in optimizing your job creation process in Base. This guide has walked you through the process of importing tax rates from Xero, setting a solid foundation for your financial management within Base.

Remember, whether you’re dealing with client requests, managing costs, invoicing, or handling payments, Base is here to streamline every step of the way. If you need further assistance or have additional queries, our support team is ready to assist you.

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