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Tax - an explanation


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I have got a massively modified oscommerce based site and my client now wants tax adding to his products on a per product basis.


I have had a look at this but it is a bit alien to me! I have severley modified everything (near enough) on the site but I would like someone to give me a run through how tax works initially so I can then work backwards through it and get it working how my client wants.


I have another OSC site which is less modded but I cannot even get tax working correctly on that one either!


My sites are UK based and the tax will either be on or off at 17.5% per product. I do not really understand how the zoning works for products and how this then links into the checkout. Does the tax appear if the zone matches a users address in some way?


Could someone please explain the linking to me? maybe a diagram? :D

Any help would be much appreciated

always here to offer some useless advice....

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Should get you on your way... and if you haven't modified the currencies class and tax class it should be a matter of setting everything up in the admin, do an SQL query to assign the tax id to all the existing products and it should work straight away.




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