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Setting up a 6% tax for my state's residents only and 0% for everyone else.


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I tried searching the topics and just end up getting confused.

 

I basically want to charge a 6% tax for Idaho residents and not charge tax for residents from anywhere else. Sounds simple, but I am missing something somewhere. (I have defined my Tax Zone for Idaho @ 6%.

 

Oh yeah, I am also using the Paypal_IPN Module.

 

If I enable the "Taxable Goods" for a taxable goods item, ALL buyers are charged tax.

 

If I try and set up another tax rate I have to choose from a drop down box. Do I have to set up a 0% tax rate for the entire world? (Does not seem practical)

 

What am I doing wrong or not doing? :wacko:

Don't give up. I see light ahead...!

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If you havent changed any of the stock taxes/zone setting look for FL Florida it has the FL state tax. Simply change it to ID.

 

Otherwise login to your admin panel>locations/ taxes then edit tax zones, tax classes, and tax rates.

 

Hope this helps,

Eric

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If you havent changed any of the stock taxes/zone setting look for FL Florida it has the FL state tax. Simply change it to ID.

 

Otherwise login to your admin panel>locations/ taxes then edit tax zones, tax classes, and tax rates.

 

Hope this helps,

Eric

 

I don't get it. Check this out...

Ok, this is how I have things set up.

 

Configuration: Display Prices with Tax = True

Catalog: The item is $5.00 and is set as "Taxable Goods".

Locations / Taxes:

Tax Zones: Idaho & World = 2 zones

Tax Classes: Taxable Goods & Tax-Exmpt = 2 classes

Tax rates: Idaho @ 6%

 

At the checkout confirmation screen for an item = Taxable Goods:

Non Idaho resident shows:

Sub-Total: $5.00

Total: $5.00

 

Idaho resident shows: (where's the tax line?)

Sub-Total: $5.00

Total: $5.00

 

In fact, neither shows a tax line after sub total.

 

Do I have to set up an item for each Tax Class? Shouldn't osCommerce be able to

identify from the user's billing address which state they are a resident of and

tax according to their tax rate? Seems like lot of work. Imagine a large state like California where

there are many different tax rates. It does not seem practical to have an item

for each tax rate. Wow! Include the whole world and it really gets complicated.

 

Perhaps I am not understanding the differents levels.

 

Countries = Each Country

Zones = Each section of a country (Each State in the USA)

Tax Zones = Each tax zone inside of each state.

Tax Classes = Assigned to items in the store (Taxable Goods, Tax-Exempt Goods, Tax-Exempt Services, etc.

Tax Rates = Idaho @ 6% , The rest of the WORLD @ 0%

 

Can anyone show me what it is that I am missing? :blink:

Don't give up. I see light ahead...!

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I figured it out. You have to click into each Tax Zone and Tax Rate after you define them!

For the use of my fellow newbies, continue reading. (I used Idaho as an example. You can

just use your own state instead. Those states that have more than one tax rate, simply add

more and then click into them to define.

 

SOLUTION:

Configuration: Display Prices with Tax = False (unless you want to, my pref. is false)

Catalog: The item is $5.00 and is set as "Taxable Goods". (an example catalog item)

Locations/Taxes:

Countries = Each Country in the world.(self explanitory)

 

Zones = Each section of a country. (IE: Each State in the USA)

 

Tax Zones = Each tax zone inside of each state. Click into each zone and define.

ID: ZoneName=ID, Idaho Resident

World: ZoneName=World, Non-Idaho Resident

 

Tax Classes = Assigned to items in the store (Taxable Goods, Tax-Exempt Goods)

 

Tax Rates = Click into each Tax Class and define.

Taxable Goods: Zone=ID,6%,ID Sales Tax,1

Tax Exempt: Zone=World,0%,Non-Idaho Resident,1

 

At the checkout confirmation screen for an item you will see:

 

Non Idaho resident:

Sub-Total: $5.00

Total: $5.00

 

Idaho resident:

Sub-Total: $5.00

ID Sales Tax: $ .30

Total: $5.30

Don't give up. I see light ahead...!

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