troubleshooting Question

Difficult Query.....

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This one may be a little difficult to explain, so please bear with me as I attempt to do so...

I am trying to generate a XML file as an export of my Invoicer's list of invoices.  What I am wondering is how I can get the $ totals correct in the query.

Right now I have 5 Tables that are related for this, I will give the general layout:

tblInvoices
iID >pk, increment 1
iInvoiced >datetime, getdate()

tblPayRate
rID >pk, increment 1
rRate >money

tblInventory
invID >pk, increment 1
invName >nvarchar, the parts name
invCost >money, the cost....

tblInvoiceTime
itID >pk, increment 1
iID >int, relates to tblInvoices
rID >int, relates to tblPayRate
rQuan >int, #of hours

tblInvoiceParts
ipID >pk, increment 1
iID >int, relates to tblInvoices
invID >int, relates to tblInventory
ipQuan >int, #of pieces

tblInvoicePayments
tipID >pk, increment 1
iID >int, relates to tblInvoices
tipAmount >money


Now, what makes this query difficult, is the fact that not only do I have to relate all these tables into a single query (I'm assuming a JOIN would be in order), but I also need to get the totals for each related table (tblInvoiceTime - need total $, tblInvoiceParts - need total $ + value from taxRate(which I get from a seperate table based on where the client is located), and tblInvoicePayments - total $), and then total everything together to get an balance due.

I have a function to generate my XML export that excepts a SQL Query as one of the parameters  (<---don't really think this is relevant, but may be nice to know...)

How can I do this without pulling my (and possibly yours) hairs out?
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