Sales tax is the percentage of sales given to the local or state government upon each transaction. Sales tax makes up a portion of the cash or accounts receivable given or promised by customers; the other portion is the actual sales revenue (cash/accounts receivable - sales tax). Sales tax is money owed to the government and thus, a liability on the balance sheet. It increases, with a credit entry, as the amount of tax grows with each purchase. It decreases when the tax money is paid to the government – with a debit entry to Sales Tax Liability.
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