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In this tutorial we will guide you in setting up taxes in osCommerce, which allows you to charge a tax based on the buyer's region or state. Tax zones allow you to create groups of places or regions, then tax rates can be assigned to them, and also shipping options. This is helpful because tax rates differ between states, countries and regions of the world.
|Tax Zones||Tax Rates|
|Example: Virginia||Example: 5%|
|You can think of tax zones as geographic locations, such as the state of Virginia or Maryland. Tax rates are %'s in tax that you pay per each region, such as 5% in Virginia.|
After setting up these tax zones or groups, when customers checkout they will be charged the assigned tax rate on products that were added as taxable.
I am setting up taxes for the state of Virgina (only as an example). Be sure to research the tax laws based on state, country, and region, since they are being updated and modified at the time this article was written and can differ.
Here is a helpful link to the Federation of Tax Administrators page on State Tax Rates.
Setup Tax Rates:
Congratulations, now you know how to set up taxes in your osCommerce eShop! The next article in our osCommerce Educational series will cover setting up flat rate shipping in osCommerce. This is part of a section that covers configuring taxes and shipping.
|1.||Setting up Taxes in osCommerce|
|2.||How to Setup Flat Rate Shipping in osCommerce|
|3.||How to Setup Per Item Shipping in osCommerce|
|4.||How to Setup Table Rate Shipping in osCommerce|
|5.||How to Setup Zone Rate Shipping in osCommerce|
|6.||How to Setup USPS Shipping in osCommerce|
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