Setting up your Quaderno account

Welcome to Quaderno! Whether you need to calculate taxes for your sales in real time, send beautiful invoices to your clients, or generate tax reports with one click, this is your platform.

It just takes a few steps to get started with your Quaderno account. This section of the Support Center outlines the most important tasks to get your Quaderno account up and running as quickly as possible.

1. Setting up your business data

Before you start setting up your Quaderno account, you need to create a Quaderno account and add some essential business information.

You don't need to include every detail right away, but be sure to add the following items:

  1. Go to the business data page and enter your business name and your email address.
  2. Go to the addresses page and add your current billing address.
  3. Go to the preferences page and select your default product type and your default tax code based on the products you sell the most.

🔎 You can check our glossary to learn more about tax codes and product types.

2. Adding your tax jurisdictions

A tax jurisdiction is an area subject to its own tax regulations. Your business might need to collect sales tax in certain tax jurisdictions, and for that it must be registered for in these jurisdictions.

To configure your registered tax jurisdictions into Quaderno, please go to the jurisdictions page and add your registration data, including your tax ID and registration dates, as well as whether you have physical presence there (Permanent establishment option).

This is a critical configuration step needed to correctly calculate taxes! If you have any doubt, please check the setting up taxes article for more details.

3. Connecting your web services

Quaderno can automatically collect data from your favourite payment processors, shopping carts and online selling platforms. Each time you make a sale on a connected platform or payment processor, Quaderno will automatically generate the related tax invoice and update your tax reports.

Go to the integrations page and connect the web services you already use in your online business.

This automatic import works for Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, GoCardless, and Shopify. For other platforms, learn here how to use the CSV import feature.

When connecting via a payment processor like Stripe or PayPal, Quaderno can only show and process the data that the payment processors sent us, which in turn are what your platform sent to them.

Sometimes you might need to configure the collection of extra fields in your platform so they can send it to the payment processor. Some platforms do not support every field, like collecting VAT numbers for B2B sales. If something's missing, please check your integration docs or contact your platform’s support team!

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