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August 13, 2010 at 6:32 am #1677gadgetMember
I live in CA, how can I set sales tax for CA only? It’s charging sales tax to everyone in my tests.
Do I let Paypal handle it and put nothing in my cart admin?
Thanks and I am live with about 20 cool gadgets and gizmos, [http://www.gadget-gizmo.com], and I’ll inform you of how my first sale goes!August 14, 2010 at 12:23 am #23357
The following post should be helpful:
If you need to use “Regional or Internation” tax then use the PayPal’s tax feature. This link should explain how to set it up with eStore:
http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/how-to-use-sales-tax-regional-international-when-selling-using-paypal-191August 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm #23358gadgetMember
Thanks Key Master!March 31, 2011 at 3:38 am #23359
I need to use a US regional tax of 7.5% for Texas customers and I need to use Authorize.net at checkout. Is there a workaround for this?
LucianMarch 31, 2011 at 3:49 am #23360
Regional sales tax option is only available via Profile based tax. At the moment it is available for PayPal checkouts. This is explained here:
Does authorize.net have a profile based regional tax feature like PayPal?March 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm #23361
I checked and there is no such feature in Authorize.net. In the help info it says that tax should be included in the total amount of transaction.
Also I notice that when you go to checkout, the user has to enter his information on the Authorize.net page. But to get the proper tax we need to know his address prior to this. Is there a way for the user to enter his information on the website in eStore prior to redirection the Authorize.net checkout page?
Also is there a workaround eStore code to have the tax added for this specific state (Texas)? Can you do a customization?
I see here that the variable sent for tax is x_tax:
<INPUT TYPE=”HIDDEN” name=”x_tax” VALUE=”Tax1<|>state tax<|>0.0625″>
LucianMarch 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm #23362
WP eStore sends the tax amount to authorize.net using the variable explained here:
But that won’t help you because you want regional specific tax calculation option inside eStore and eStore doesn’t do that.April 1, 2011 at 1:18 am #23363
Thank you, Amin.
Do you plan to add regional taxes into eStore sometime in the future? This will be useful also for Canadian provinces.April 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm #23364AlamoxieMember
I second this–for anyone in the US who uses Authorize.net instead of PayPal and sells any physical product in their store, it’s very important to be able to have the system decide to charge sales tax or not based on the customer’s state. The prospect of either (a) illegally charging customers sales tax when you shouldn’t or (b) not charging sales tax when you’re supposed to is definitely not good for a merchant. eStore seems great otherwise, but if it can’t comply with tax needs then it’s unusable. I really hope this feature will be added in the near future!April 11, 2011 at 2:40 am #23365
The problem is that eStore uses a express checkout philosophy explained here:
In this model the advantage is that your customer does not have to fill any form on your site… just click and go and they land on the payment page. This has tremendous advantage when you think about conversion (I myself have abandoned cart many times when I had to fill out those forms). Now, the issue is that eStore does not collect any data from the customer so it doesn’t know the customer’s location and hence cannot apply regional tax. This is why it works out really good if the Payment gateway offers a regional sales tax option (like PayPal) so eStore can integrate with it and the tax can get calculated automatically when the customer goes to the payment page. This is why we make the eStore’s checkout process clear on our sales page by linking to the above mentioned article and a video.April 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm #23366andeMember
I use Paypal as my payment gateway, and tried to set up my regional (Colorado state only) sales tax collection with them. They told me, however, that because I use Paypal Payments Pro, specifically, I cannot use the Paypal system to set up regional sales tax collection, and I have to use my shopping cart. Is what’s written in the post below the only option to solve this problem?
Thanks!April 10, 2015 at 12:38 am #23367adminKeymaster
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