How to create Item Charges for free gifts

Once the app download is completed, enter the Item Charges page. Click on New and add the no., the description, the General product Posting group, select the VAT product posting group according to your need. 




Enter the page Free gift charge setup enter the no., the description and flag the keep vat product posting group box, if you want your free gift to be without VAT recovery. Flag the box Keep general product posting group if you want to keep the item category.


You can also modify the item charge type, the setup number and the item charge code of free gifts from the sales order lines, opening the Free Gifts Setup No. list. and clicking on New.



Select the Free Gift Setup No. for every item of your order that you want to give away for free. Make sure the Setup fits your needs as regards VAT recovery: 

  • with VAT recovery; the customer gets the free gift, but is responsible for its VAT payment
  • without VAT recovery; the customer gets the free gift and the vendor is responsible for its VAT payment


In this case the first item (Athens Desk) is sold regularly, while the other two are set as free gifts. In particular, the Paris Guest Chair is given away completely for free, because the VAT amount is the vendor's responsibility (€ 31.28); the London Swivel Chair is given away for free, but the VAT amount is the customer's responsibility, therefore the total amount of € 842.58  also includes the VAT payment for this item. 

How to issue a self-billing invoice for items without VAT recovery


Enter the Free Gift Setup page, select the Self-billing no. series; for self-billing invoices the self-billing Customer No. needs to represent your company, choose the self-billing G/L account and the self-billing payment method. Activate the Issue self-billing invoice, if you want to automatically issue self-billing invoices when giving away free gifts without VAT recovery.

This way when you post the invoice for your sales order, the system will also create a self- billing invoice. 




If the button is not active, you can still issue self-billing invoices entering a posted invoice and clicking on the Issue Self-billing invoices button. 




The document shows three additional fields:

  •  the VAT amount for self-billing, showing the VAT amount of the items without VAT recovery
  • the Free gift source self-billing no., that will show the invoice number (eg. 103029) on the self-billing invoice 
  • the Free gift self-billing no., that will show the associated self-billing invoice number once the self-invoice is posted (eg. 103030)