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jenn

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Click on tax rates and make sure it's set up to tax Utah as the tax zone using the correct tax class. Try saying that five times fast. :shock:

If every member of this board donated $1 to the dev team, that would be over $11,000.00. Don't you think this cart is worth at least a $1????

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Hi Jen,

 

Try this:

 

1. In the admin interface, under the 'Locations/Taxes' section, click on 'Tax Zones'.

2. Click insert

- For the Zone Name enter UT

- For the Description enter "Utah"

- Click 'Insert'

3. Now under 'Locations/Taxes' click on 'Tax Classes'. There should be a tax class there already called "Taxable Goods". If it isn't click on 'New Tax Class' to create one. Call it Taxable Good and put Taxable Goods in the description as well.

4. Under 'Locations/Taxes' click on 'Tax Rates'. Click on 'new tax rate'. From the Tax Class Title drop down list select 'Taxable Good'. From the Zone drop down list select 'UT' (remembered we created it earlier!). In the tax rate, put the tax percentage for Utah (minus the %sign). In the description put "Utah sales tax". Click 'insert' and you should be all set!

 

Hope that helps. Any problems, let me know!

 

Best Regards,

 

Tamim

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Hi,

 

I followed the directions in the reply to the original posting and I'm almost there. The correct amount of tax is being added to orders. However, the problem is that: Tax is being added to all orders, not just to the zone I want them to added for: Massachusetts (MA). I made a fake customer from Chicago IL and he got charged sales tax. Any ideas??

 

Best Regards,

Paul Fazzina

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I was horrified when this happened to me too.

 

It's a simple (and freaky) option in includesapplication_top.php

 

search that file for:

 

define('DISPLAY_PRICE_WITH_TAX', true); // Display prices with tax (true) or without tax (false)

 

and change the true to false

 

Viola! Problem solved!

 

Too bad it took me hours and hours to figure it out..... :shock:

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thanks to flash Alexander for the below. and thanks for the reply above.

 

Quoteing flashes post....

Here's step-by-step hand-holding that I wish I had. I am using OSCommerce 2.2 and this is what i did for my particular case:

 

First, in the Admin section

 

1) Locations/Taxes --> Tax Zones

 

insert --> zone name: NY Only --> Description: Only NY residents will be taxed

 

(This is where I screwed up, it wasn't evident to click the arrow and go underneath the tax zone, when you do you see the entire U.S. is the default for both zones I had, so my taxes where added togather)

click on the arrow under action --> insert --> Country: United States --> Zone: New York

 

2) Locations/Taxes --> Tax Classes

 

new tax class --> Tax Class Title: Taxable Goods --> Description: non-food/services

 

3) Locations/Taxes --> Tax Rates

 

new tax rate --> Class Title: Taxable Goods -->Zone: NY Only --> Tax Rate (%) : 8.0000 --> Description: NY Tax

 

(Default is Priority: 1, meaning tax will be added, if zero then it's ignored or excluded)

 

Second, in my database (using phpMyAdmin), under "products" category, I made sure all of my items that were to be taxed in New York are marked "1", under "products_tax_class_id", otherwise, the tax will be excluded.

 

(or you can certainly use the Admin panel for this step, under Categories/Products, and select Tax Class: Taxable Goods for each product you entered but it's tedious)

 

Then I wanted to prices shown in the store to not include the tax until check-out , so in application_top.php, around line 132,

 

define('DISPLAY_PRICE_WITH_TAX', true);

 

I changed it to false.

John DeeWayne Bivens

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I have the same problem as Paul F. above. :roll:

 

I have a California store.

- tax zone, tax class, tax rates are set OK

- taxable goods are selected for each product

and customers form out of state still get charged sales tax.

 

This store uses the OSC v2.2 from around 6/20/2002 snapshot

 

anyone have any idea how to fix this?

 

thanx,

Susan

Cheers,

Susan

 

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I have the same problem as Paul F. above.  :roll:  

 

I have a California store.

- tax zone, tax class, tax rates are set OK

- taxable goods are selected for each product

and customers form out of state still get charged sales tax.

 

This store uses the OSC v2.2 from around 6/20/2002 snapshot

 

anyone have any idea how to fix this?

 

thanx,

Susan

 

Hey I had this problem too... where the mistake alot of people make I think is after you create your tax zone, it will show up with the name and a little folder beside it, you gotta click on it to go into the tax class and there click insert and choose the zone you want to tax...

The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing

- Edmund Burke

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I have the same problem as Paul F. above.  :roll:  

 

I have a California store.

- tax zone, tax class, tax rates are set OK

- taxable goods are selected for each product

and customers form out of state still get charged sales tax.

 

This store uses the OSC v2.2 from around 6/20/2002 snapshot

 

anyone have any idea how to fix this?

 

thanx,

Susan

 

I'm debugging this right now...

Tim

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I have the same problem as Paul F. above.  :roll:  

 

I have a California store.

- tax zone, tax class, tax rates are set OK

- taxable goods are selected for each product

and customers form out of state still get charged sales tax.

 

This store uses the OSC v2.2 from around 6/20/2002 snapshot

 

anyone have any idea how to fix this?

 

thanx,

Susan

 

I'm debugging this right now...

Tim

 

if u see her above post, I think its been fixed... just a simple oversight that I am sure many people (including myself) make when creating a tax zone.

The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing

- Edmund Burke

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if u see her above post, I think its been fixed... just a simple oversight that I am sure many people (including myself) make when creating a tax zone.

 

AACK! Well, I'd figured out that some table wasn't getting populated... just didn't think to click that little folder!!!

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just a simple oversight that I am sure many people (including myself) make when creating a tax zone.

 

now that makes me feel much better now! :oops: :lol: :wink:

Cheers,

Susan

 

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