Taxes can be an important aspect of your OpenCart shopping cart. Depending on the laws where you operate your business it may be necessary to charge some or all of your customers tax. It’s important to understand how taxes work in OpenCart.

  • Geo Zone: a geographical region to specify in OpenCart – This can be a multiple states or entire countries
  • Tax Class: This is a type of product to apply a tax rate to and can be based on shipping address, payment address, or store address
  • Tax Rate: This is the actual rate of tax to be applied to a specific Geo Zone

Each product you set up is assigned to a tax class. This tax class is defined by a tax rate assigned to it. Each tax rate then has a geo zone assigned to it.

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2013-11-28 6:25 pm
If I gave login details to my shop could you sort taxes for me?
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2013-11-29 4:43 pm
Hello darkhost,

Unfortunately we don't directly work on sites, and instead write about how to accomplish things from the user's side of things. If you had any specific questions about OpenCart taxes we'd be glad to try to steer you in the right direction.

- Jacob

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