I have set up my sales tax rule for the state I live in. The sales tax is being calculated and added as it is supposed to.
The question I have though has to do with the sales tax automatically being added to the total as soon as I am at the first window of the checkout process. Is the sales tax being added automatically because Magento is tracking my IP address and sees that I am in the state where the sales tax rule is being applied?
My concern has to do with someone from another state who wants to purchase and if they are going to see sales tax being added automatically at the beginning?
Based on my testing the sales tax is either added to the total or taken back out depending on whether the test purchase address I use is in my state or a different state.
ie: I am in Virginia. As soon as I add an item to my cart the sales tax is added but then if I input a billing & shipping address from California then the sales tax is subtracted back out at the end of checkout and that is why I am wondering what a customer sees on the front end as they add a product to their cart??
Thanks for your feedback!