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Discount Settings

We strongly recommend that you use the following settings to avoid issues when configuring taxes in relation to discounts.

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Calculation Settings

Some combinations of price settings display prices which both include and exclude tax. This mixed message can be confusing to customers, and trigger a warning. Use the following tables for reference when configuring tax calculation settings:

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Tax Warning Messages

Some combinations of tax-related options might cause customers to lose confidence in the purchase, and abandon their carts. In general, these conditions occur when the tax calculation method is set to “Row” or “Total,” and the customer is presented with prices that both exclude and include tax, or tax on an item basis in the cart. Because the tax calculation …

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EU Example Tax Configuration

The following example depicts a store based in France that sells > 100k Euros in France and > 100k Euros in Germany. Tax calculations are managed at the website level. Currency conversion and tax display options are controlled individually at the store view level, (Click the Use Website checkbox to override the default). By setting the default tax country you …

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Canada: Example Tax Configuration

The following example shows how to set up GST tax rates for Canada and PST tax rates for Saskatchewan, with tax rules that calculate and display the two tax rates. Because this is an example configuration, be sure to verify the correct tax rates and rules for your tax jurisdictions. When setting up taxes, set the store scope to apply the configuration …

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Tax Quick Reference

Configuration Options Some tax settings have a choice of options that determines the way the tax is calculated and presented to the customer. Topics in this chapter include: Tax Calculation Methods International Tax Configurations US Tax Configuration Recommendations Canada: Example Tax Configuration EU: Example Tax Configuration Tax Calculation Methods Tax calculation method options include Unit Price, Row Total, and Total. …