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Ok, i'm having a little trouble here... whenever i run an order thru and it calculates sales tax, it always come up wrong.. so like 3 dollars should be 15 cents but its not. Especially when coupons are added or subtracted- it gets all screwy.

 

Also, how do i make it only charge sales tax in certain states?

 

Please help (this will be the first of MANY questions, i'm sure)

 

 

thanks

 

Jason

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First, make sure your store's County and Zone are defined in Admin -> Configuration -> My Store.

 

Then, in Admin -> Locations/Taxes -> Tax Zones, insert a new zone, then click on the folder that is created, and edit the entry to match your store County and Zone.

 

Next, in Admin -> Locations/Taxes -> Tax Classes, insert a new tax class and give it a name (such as "General Merchandise").

 

Finally, in Admin -> Locations/Taxes -> Tax Rates, edit the tax class you created to specify its rate and the text that will appear (such as "AZ sales tax (8.1%)").

 

In the product definitions (Admin -> Catalog -> Categores/Products) be sure the tax class for taxable products is chosen in the dropdown box.

 

These steps will cause purchases within the zone to be taxed at the rate you defined for that class of merchandise.

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Can't help without more info ... describe the exact symptoms.

 

Is tax being calculated on the right products (try setting up a product with no tax class and another with one)?

 

Is the tax calculated on the right products, but in the wrong amount?

 

Is the tax being added for purchases shipped outside the store zone?

 

"Wrong" and "screwy" are not sufficiently precise complaints to address.

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good point. I'll get back to you this afternoon. I'll be more specific

 

thanks

 

Jason

 

*****update: on 27 Apr 2004, in a PM when asked whether the problem was ever solved, Jason writes:

i think i did, yes. It was actually really simple. (i had the currency set on the euro and i'm in the U.S.) silly me.
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I'm having fairly similar problems. I have all of my tax zones and classes setup correctly and the tax is being calculated correctly, but the tax is just not getting added to the final total. does anyone know where the tax gets added to the total so i can muck around in the code?

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It should definitely not be necessary to "muck around in the code" for this.

 

Check the sort order of your order total components at Admin -> Modules -> Order Total. Make sure your Tax module has a lower sort number than your Total module.

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I am having a problem with taxes also... I have done everything above but it is posting the taxes in the product listings instead of waiting until checkout. I only need to charge tax on people that are purchasing items who live in Washington State - not everyone!

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First, make sure your store's County and Zone are defined in Admin -> Configuration -> My Store.

 

Then, in Admin -> Locations/Taxes -> Tax Zones, insert a new zone, then click on the folder that is created, and edit the entry to match your store County and Zone.

 

Next, in Admin -> Locations/Taxes -> Tax Classes, insert a new tax class and give it a name (such as "General Merchandise").

 

Finally, in Admin -> Locations/Taxes -> Tax Rates, edit the tax class you created to specify its rate and the text that will appear (such as "AZ sales tax (8.1%)").

 

In the product definitions (Admin -> Catalog -> Categores/Products) be sure the tax class for taxable products is chosen in the dropdown box.

 

These steps will cause purchases within the zone to be taxed at the rate you defined for that class of merchandise.

I've done all those steps, but it still seems to be adding tax to everything, not just the zone for which it is set.

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I had the same confusion with the tax, but I discovered that I had not completely set up my tax zone. Step 2 instructions should be expanded to this:

 

In administration, click Tax Zones.

 

Create a tax zone, for example, call it Colorado.

 

Afer you have created the tax zone, click on the folder beside the zone you created. This gets you to the part where you can define different tie the tax zone to the different states. There will be no tax zones, so click on the Insert button. Select the Country from the drop down, then the State from the Zone drop down. Now you have defined a zone which can be matched to the Tax Rates you set your system to.

 

Next, click on Tax Rates, Select the taxable goods, then the zone you created above. Set the tax rate for that zone, and you should be golden.

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I figured out how to fix this if you don't have the option "display tax with price" in Configuration/My Store.

 

In catalog/includes/application_top.php go to line about 137 and you will see:

 

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

 

Change the "true" to "false".

 

WAHLAH!!!

 

:)

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the advise is to dowload the standard version 2.2-MS2.

that version certainly has in:

admin => configuration => My Store => lowest line:

Display Prices with Tax => can be true or false.

 

Pls inform the forum next time which osco_version you are using if you have a problem.

"If you're working on something new, then you are necessarily an amateur."

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Where do we find which version we have? I had someone else install the cart for me and she wasn't sure which version she downloaded and we had a hard time finding it anywhere! I finally found a line in application_top.php

 

// Define the project version

define('PROJECT_VERSION', 'osCommerce 2.2-CVS');

 

so I am assuming that is the version I have.

 

Is there an easy way to upgrade and keep all the changes one has made or do we have to redo all the contributions, color schemes etc.???

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In the 2.2-MS2 version, in application_top.php you'll see:

 

// Define the project version

define('PROJECT_VERSION', 'osCommerce 2.2-MS2');

 

In version 2.2-MS2, in de admin part, click on => and than on => serverinfo

it will also show osCommerce 2.2-MS2

"If you're working on something new, then you are necessarily an amateur."

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