December 7, 2012 at 5:49 am #8103BillyBMember
I created a video that I’d like to sell. I’d like to offer it in both download and DVD. Wondering how to best set this up.
Here is how I need to apply sales tax by sales transaction type:
Download – outside state: tax exempt
Download – inside state: tax exempt
DVD – outside state: tax exempt
DVD – inside state: taxable
I understand that I can set up sales taxes in 2 places within eStore (i.e. store wide and product specific)and also in PayPal by geographic location. I read that entering a zero in the tax field for the product would result in zero tax.
Ideally, I’d like to set the formats (i.e. download and DVD) up as variations of a single product. I found a forum discussion that shows how to do this. Unfortunately, it did not address tax issues.
So, here are some questions:
If I enter zero for sales tax in eStore for the product, will it override the PayPal setting, if there is one? and more generally, if Paypal and eStore contradict each other, which one prevails?
Is there a way to apply different tax rates to different variations of a given product?
What is the best way to achieve the tax calculations that I outline above?
Is there any way to achieve the tax calculations while making the formats variations of the same product?
thanks in advance for your help and creative problem solving!December 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm #52160adminKeymaster
You won’t be able to do the tax based on variation so you will need to do the following:
1) Create two different eStore products for the two variation.
Lets say eStore product 1 is “My Video – Download” and eStore product 2 is “My Video – DVD”
Enter “0” in the tax field of product 1 so this product is tax exempt.
2) On your landing page of this video product, place 2 eStore shortcodes for the two variation of products. Your customers can add the one they want to buy to their cart and checkout.
3) I am guessing you already have PayPal profile based shipping enabled and configured in your PayPal. If not enable it.
Now, when a customer checks out the “My Video – Download” product, it won’t charge any tax. When a user checks out “My Video – DVD” product it will charge tax if the user is from inside the state.
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