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Hello ...

I am now trying to set up the taxes to work with Magento and I am a little Confused ...

I have 3 tax rates set up in my Admin ... CA (8%), NY (8%) and MB (Manitoba GST and PST 13%) ... but every time I check out even from NY or CA I get charged 13% tax ...

Does anyone know why this happens?

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Mike

 
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Bump ...

Sorry ... is no one using taxes?

 
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@Mike
PM me your admin login and I will try to check it for you

 
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I set up only one state tax in admin - for 8.125% for NY.
But when I place an order with NY as ship-to, I don’t get charged tax at all!

Hoping someone will answer above question without PMing so I can get an idea what I might be doing wrong also.

Thanks!

 
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@Tiff,
Did you make sure to assign Tax Class to the product and to the client?
It sounds like you are having a different issue that Mike

 
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Did you get my PM?

Also ... how would I set this up?

Thanks for the help.

 
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Try also reading about the tax classes and tax rules in the Magento - Wiki - Chapter four:  http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/welcome_to_the_magento_user_s_guide/chapter_4#taxes

That should give a better understanding.

 
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Hello ...

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys ... but I have read the Wiki and I still can not get this things set up right.

Lior ... did you take a look at my admin?

Basically ... I need to charge 11% in Manitoba, Canada. 5% for the rest of Canada and nothing for anyone else who buys.

But every time I try and use the Estimate Shipping and Tax it calculates product based on my Manitoba tax rate ...

I really need some help here ...

Store ... http://western.basefront.hhhost.net/

Thanks

Mike

 
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Ok figured this out and I hope it helps some one else ...

I have one customer tax class ... Retail

I have one product tax class ... Taxable Goods

For my example I have 3 tax rates ... Canada (5%), US (0%) and Mexico (0%)

But no matter what I did I always got charged 5% tax. The reason for this is because the default system configuration always calculates tax based on the shipping origin ... that means your store address.

I then went into the admin ...

System > Configuraion > Sales > Tax Calculation >>>

... and selected “Shipping Address” for “Tax Based On”

... Now everything works dandy. This should kind of be documented a little better as this took me quite a while to figure out.

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BUMP, problem solved here. Thanks!

The trick is to create MULTIPLE tax rules… what most people do is to make 1 tax rule, and to highlight multiple tax rates....

Another problem is that the taxes now show:

PST - 7% Can$ 17.64
GST - 5%

Instead, it should show:

PST - 7% Can$ $10.29
GST - 5% CAD$ 7.35

Basically, the tax amounts need to be broken down.

 
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