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Create a Tax

Taxes can be calculated based on state or province for the U.S. and Canada as well as by country. It is based on the shipping address that your customer inputs and the tax is automatically calculated. You can enter as many taxes as you need for different areas. Your customer sees the tax applied on the Payment Options page that also displays their order total during the checkout process.

To setup your tax:

  1. Navigate to the 'Edit Store' tab -> 'Shopping Cart' -> on the left-hand menu click on 'Taxes'.
  2. Click on 'Create New Tax'.
  3. Enter a name for your tax; this is not displayed to the customer.
  4. Select the country or countries that the tax applies to by clicking on 'Inside' and then using the 'Select options' drop down meny, select the countries.
  5. Specify the states or provinces that the tax applies to in the 'States/Provinces' field.
    • If you have clicked on United States or Canada and the tax applies to the entire country, leave the field blank.
    • If the rate only applies to a specific state or province, enter the 2-letter abbreviation for the state or province. Please see below for the abbreviation codes needed for United States, Canada and Australia:

      United States:
    • AK - Alaska
      AL - Alabama
      AR - Arkansas
      AZ - Arizona
      CA - California
      CO - Colorado
      CT - Connecticut
      DC - District of Columbia
      DE - Delaware
      FL - Florida
      GA - Georgia
      HI - Hawaii
      IA - Iowa
      ID - Idaho
      IL - Illinois
      IN - Indiana
      KS - Kansas
      KY - Kentucky
      LA - Louisiana
      MA - Massachusetts
      MD - Maryland
      ME - Maine
      MI - Michigan
      MN - Minnesota
      MO - Missouri
      MS - Mississippi
      MT - Montana
      NC - North Carolina
      ND - North Dakota
      NE - Nebraska
      NH - New Hampshire
      NJ - New Jersey
      NM - New Mexico
      NV - Nevada
      NY - New York
      OH - Ohio
      OK - Oklahoma
      OR - Oregon
      PA - Pennsylvania
      RI - Rhode Island
      SC - South Carolina
      SD - South Dakota
      TN - Tennessee
      TX - Texas
      UT - Utah
      VA - Virginia
      VT - Vermont
      WA - Washington
      WI - Wisconsin
      WV - West Virginia
      WY - Wyoming

      AB - Alberta
      BC - British Columbia
      MB - Manitoba
      NB - New Brunswick
      NL - Newfoundland and Labrador
      NS - Nova Scotia
      NT - Northwest Territories
      NU - Nunavut
      ON - Ontario
      PE - Prince Edward Island
      QC - Quebec
      SK - Saskatachewan
      YT - Yukon

      ACT - Australian Capital Territory
      NSW - New South Wales
      QLD - Queensland
      SA - South Australia
      TAS - Tasmania
      VIC - Victoria
      WA - Western Australia
      NT - Northern Territory

  6. Use the 'Shipping' drop down menu to select whether or not the tax applies to any shipping charges.
  7. Enter the percentage value for the tax in the 'Tax Rate' field.


Related Articles:
An Introduction to the Shopping Cart
Edit or Delete a Tax
What Tax to Use
Tax Error - Tax Not Working
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Category: Edit Store > Taxes
Type: Knowledge Base
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