How to Charge Sales Tax or VAT in E-junkie Cart
You can use this feature to calculate tax added in your E-junkie shopping cart before the buyer proceeds to checkout. Since this depends on our cart, where we can ask the buyer to specify their location to determine their tax eligibility, this feature will not work with our Buy Now buttons, which bypass the cart and take buyers directly to instant checkout for just one item at a time.
- While adding or editing a product, check the Sales Tax, VAT option if you want to charge Sales Tax or VAT on it.
- Go to Seller Admin > Edit E-junkie Cart Sales Tax & VAT Settings;
- Simple Sales Tax Settings:
- Checkmark Tax buyers from country and select a Country to tax all buyers in that Country;
- Checkmark Tax buyers from State and select a State or Province to tax all buyers in that State/Province.
- Enter a Sales Tax rate to charge buyers in the selected Country/State/Province.
- Advanced Sales Tax Settings:
NOTE: At the moment, our cart can only calculate sales tax with rates varying by location down to 5-digit ZIP code; we are aware of the problem this poses for jurisdictions which have recently adopted sub-ZIP tax rate variations, so we plan to have a way to support such rates in the future.
- These can be used to override the Simple Tax Settings for specific locations, or to define tax rates for more than one state/province/region;
- You can define tax rates for a specific State/Province by following the format described there;
- You can also define tax rates according to ZIP code, and partial ZIP codes will also work -- e.g.,
123,5.0 would apply 5% tax to buyers in ZIP codes from 12300 thru 12399;
- Rates for more-specific ZIP codes would override rates for partial-ZIP ranges -- e.g.,
1234,5.5 would override the example above and apply 5.5% tax for ZIP codes from 12340 thru 12349, and
12345,6.1 would override that and apply 6.1% tax to ZIP code 12345.
- E.U. VAT Settings:
- Checkmark Charge VAT and select the country from where you will be selling your products.
- E.U. buyers will be charged the prevailing VAT rate in their country if you are a U.S. merchant.
- If you are an E.U. merchant, your respective countries' prevailing VAT rate will be charged to the buyer.
- At present we have no method to validate VAT numbers, so you may wish to do that yourself after purchase and refund any VAT paid to E.U. buyers who are exempt from VAT.