Tax-Exempt Customers without Avalara
Yes, you can set them up the exact same way as your taxable customers. In my example below, I set up my exempt customers in Florida with their own tax zone, and I just use 0.00 for the tax rate. I use a zone with an "X" in front, so that I know they are the exempt zones.
I hope this helps!!
Thanks for the response and help! What I've seen is that setting up an exempt customer with a unique tax zone (at 0% and in a Tax Category defined as Non-taxable) results in the tax reports excluding any lines on an invoice where the item is taxable. It only includes items in the non-taxable category on the reports. Is that something you've seen?
Happy to help!! Which report are you referring to? I only use the prepare tax reports and compare that to my GL. If it matches my GL, then I know it has captured everything.
When I run the prepare tax report, it will show all sales in the tax zones I've set up. That way I can report the non-taxable sales as well as the taxable sales.
I hope this is helpful (See screenshot below):