When you go to the Settings -> Taxes page of the Solidus admin interface,
you can set up
that help you tax customers according to the taxation laws in your region(s).
Before you set up taxes in your store, you should set up
are locations that your store manages regarding shipping and taxes.
Each of your
has a Tax Category field. This allows you
to charge different tax rates for products, which you may need to do in order to
comply with your regional laws.
For example, if you have a stock location in California, any clothing you ship
within the state should be taxed. But any candy that you sell is tax exempt. You
may want to create a "Candy" tax category to handle your candy products that are
exempt from tax.
Tax category fields
When you create or edit a tax category, it uses the following settings:
Name: The name for your tax category.
Tax Code: An optional tax code that describes your tax category.
Default: A checkbox that sets whether the current tax category should be
used as the default tax category for new products.
Description: An optional long description for your tax category.
You can create tax rates that should be used for orders from
, as well as for each of your tax categories. If your stores
have more complicated tax requirements, your tax rates can perform more complex
You can create tax rates that calculate using sales tax (U.S.-style taxes) or
value-added taxes (
, or E.U.-style taxes). Sales tax is applied on
top of the price of each item, where as VAT is included in the price of each
You can show or hide tax rates in customer invoices.
You can create tax rates that are valid from a specific date.