How can I easily allocate sales tax to split items (Q Mac)

BP522
BP522 Member
After many years of using Quicken for Windows, I recently switched to the Mac Version. Often when I shop at places like Costco or Walmart, I will enter the purchases as a split and allocate the cost to appropriate categories (e.g., groceries, clothing, tools). The receipts apply sales tax to the total purchase. I would like to allocate sales tax to the split items. In the windows version, I entered the untaxed amount, then clicked the calculator icon. I then clicked the +. 5, % keys to add 5% sales tax to the amount. I don't see how to simply do that in the Mac version; there's no apparent equivalent to the % key. With the Mac calculator I have to enter the base amount twice - once to multiply it by the tax rate to compute the tax and then enter again to add it to the computed tax to get the "with tax" total. Am I missing something?

Best Answer

  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    After entering the amount, click the * button (multiply) then 1.05, then Tab. This will add 5% to the original amount you entered and move to the next field. 

    In QM2007 we used to have Quick Math, which let you do this with one keystroke. You can vote for that here: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/comment/17848275

    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s

Answers

  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    After entering the amount, click the * button (multiply) then 1.05, then Tab. This will add 5% to the original amount you entered and move to the next field. 

    In QM2007 we used to have Quick Math, which let you do this with one keystroke. You can vote for that here: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/comment/17848275

    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • BP522
    BP522 Member
    Duh! Thanks.
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