In Australia we do not have Counties. We are currently divided into eight “States”.
ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
NSW (New South Wales)
SA (South Australia)
WA (Western Australia)
NT (Northern Territory)
I have manually inserted the States into the tables named database directory_country_region and directory_country_region_name (as there does not seem to be a way of inserting them from the backend).
GST (VAT in some countries) is levied Federally and is the same for each State. GST is payable on both goods and services. Basic foodstuffs are FRE (free of GST). Invoices are to be labelled Tax Invoice and must show the value of GST charged.
There are variations on this rate according to complex laws. In one case, we even have a tax on top of a tax WET (Wine Equisation Tax) is also subject to GST. Invoices are required to show both the WET and the GST separately. Where there are Cellar Door Sales it is desirable that the taxes be shown in separate columns on a line by line basis. It would not seem to matter which locale “State” was used to levy the taxes.
When trying to set up new taxes in Manage Tax Rates another drop-down State list appears that does not seem to bear any relationship with the two database tables referred to above. No other list of States seems to exit in the database. I have had a scan through most of the source code but must have missed any list there if it is provided there.
Any help would be appreciated.
I am currently marketing a New Zealand accounting package called MoneyWorks. This has an open C++ database that lends itself to linking with other software such as Magento.