How to add HSN and SAC codes to your products and services (India only)


HSN/SAC codes are unique identification codes for products and services in GST.

HSN Code

HSN refers to Harmonized System of Nomenclature code and is used for classifying the goods under GST.  It is an internationally accepted product coding system created under General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). HSN is being used in India for Customs and Central Excise Classifications since 1985. Now, HSN Codes will also be used for GST enrolment/registration purposes.

SAC Code

SAC is used for classifying services in GST and stands for Service Accounting Code. Under GST, it is proposed to use HSN/SAC codes at invoice level to make the taxation system uniform across India and of the international standard.

HOW to add HSN/SAC codes in QuickBooks for new products

  1. Select Add HSN/SAC for items
  2. ​If no products or services are added, select Add a product or service
  3. Select product type – Inventory/Service/Non-inventory/Bundle
  4. Along with other details, add HSN/SAC code


How to add HSN/SAC codes in QuickBooks for existing products

  1. Click on Edit in existing product or service
  2. Add HSN/SAC code.


How to upload HSN /SAC codes in bulk in QuickBooks for existing products

QuickBooks now allows you to upload your HSN/SAC codes in bulk. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Choose Gear Icon > Import Data.
  2. Click Products and Services List.
  3. Click Download a sample file to get the import template. Save it to your desktop.
    • Fill this template with data for new products and services, or
    • An existing list exported from the Products and Services List.
    • Once done, proceed to the next steps.
  4. Choose Gear Icon > Import Data.
  5. Click Products and Services List.
  6. Click Choose File to find your file (from Step 3), then click Open.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. The QuickBooks Online fields and your fields will be shown. Click the drop-down lists to change how your information is mapped. If you’re missing critical data, we’ll alert you with a warning icon.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Adjust your data if necessary.
  11. When you’re ready, click Import [number] Records.