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Sales Tax in multiple states issue


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Hi --_To whom this may concern --




I am about finishing up with an oscommerece site




I am having some issues with ?sales tax.




The company that I am working with is in Wisconsin and they pay sales tax there and in 9 other states that they have nexuses in.


They have nexuses in Wisconsin and also














South Dakota








Now I want to be sure that they charge the proper taxes for these regions.


They also said that in Minnesota they do not have to chare tax for certain items, but they do for other items.




There was also one other issue in Wisconsin they have a stadium tax in a couple of areas around there stadiums.




Do u know how we can import these tax items and also keep it current. Do you of any software package / or company that keep this all current.








Greg Birring



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  • 5 years later...

I had the problem of needing to charge sales tax for various states depending on my supplier. Some even charge sales tax for all states. Found this on another post and thought I would share as I had hell finding myself. Key step is in stage 4, I was adding everything under one state. Thanks to Ricky for info;


1. goto to Tax Classes create a class (if one not present) call it "Taxable Goods"

2. goto Tax Zones create 3 zones folders call them 7P, 8P, 14P5, for 7%, 8%, 14.5% respectively.

3. goto to Tax Rates, create 3 rates for 7%, 8%, 14.5% and for each assign the equivalent zone. Put a description on all like "State Sales Tax" that description will come up on the confirmation page and its good to be consistent for each state.

4. ok now start entering the countries/states to the equivalent zones. So goto Tax Zones, double click the tax zones folder for each zone to get to the sub-entries level. Clicke insert, select country & zone accordingly. So Canada Ontario for example will go under the 8P zone folder.


Then once you have a product set with Taxable goods the tax will be added. Shipping is different and you should done with the tax first. Once this is working you could start differentiating with the HST,GST etc. although in my case I keep it as total tax.

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Unless the tax laws have changed in the US and Canada. Businesses can ONLY charge tax for the STATE/PROVINCE they are located in. So, if your business is located in Florida, but you have products shipped from different states (like drop shipping) you can still only charge Florida tax as that is where the actual sale is taking place. Try Googling about information on businesses who have been charging state taxes they are not support to charge for are being prosecuted for it.





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