This is how you can set up a foreign customer in the Customer register:
1. Enter the customer name, address and the foreign VAT number.
2. Using the Customer register’s Additional information button, select default language English and add the appropriate sales invoice default text for foreign trade.
3. In the customer register, from the Defaults button’s drop-down menu, select option Default accounts and set the appropriate VAT status.
4. From the Defaults button’s drop-down menu, select option Default products. Select the whole product register by default and set default amount to zero. Then, tick the box in the Different VAT column in all rows, and after that select 0% in the VAT column in all rows.
Now the VAT in the invoice row is always zero, the customer’s VAT number is shown on the invoice, the invoice language is English, and the invoice contains the mandatory text regarding foreign trade. In addition, the VAT status in the accounting view is automatically correct, which means that information in the VAT summary and tax return for self-assessed taxes is correct.