Default tax code on a locked account

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Default tax code on a locked account

Hi I am setting up a client on MYOB Essentials who IS NOT registered for GST.  I am finding that I cannot edit the Tax code on LOCKED accounts such as Discounts Received which is set as GST .  

Can you help with this please as I can't delete the account but I can't edit the tax code either!

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Re: Default tax code on a locked account

Hi @SimoneD,


Thank you very much for posting on the MYOB Community Forum. I hope you find it a fantastic resource.


I have checked with our specialists and unfortunately, we are not able to edit a locked/system account as these are internal to Essentials and can’t be changed. However, if we are setting up the client to not have GST from the start then when we apply a discount from the “Take Payments” window then it will not accrue GST (as the original invoice has no GST). If we are applying a discount as a line item, we need to allocate an account to it, in which case we can create a second Discounts Given/Received account with a non-GST tax code and use that as the allocation account. Please see our help note for applying Customer discounts  or Supplier discounts for more information.


Please do let me know if you need any further help at all.

Kind Regards,

Stuart W
MYOB Client Support

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