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Before you can add a new tax rate in OpenCart make sure you understand how taxes work in OpenCart. Also, you will need to set up a Geo Zone to apply that tax rate to. Once you have done both of these steps you’re now ready to add a new tax rate to your shopping cart.

How to Add a Tax Rate

  1. Log into OpenCart Dashboard
  2. Go to System > Localisation > Taxes > Tax Rates
  3. Click “Insert” to create a new tax rate and fill in the applicable fields


    -Tax Name: Give your new tax rate a name
    -Tax Rate: This is the amount of tax to apply
    -Type: Choose the type of tax to apply (percentage or fixed amount)
    -Customer Group: Decide who this tax applies to based on the Customer Group
    -Geo Zone: decide what Geo Zone the tax rate applies to
  4. Click “Save” once you are satisfied with your selections
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You have now added a new tax rate to OpenCart. Now you can add the tax rate to a tax class so it will be applied to any product that belongs to that specific tax class.

If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question in our support center website.

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2015-05-19 6:08 am

Hi Sir

I need to apply the tax rate based on total amount. If i purchase the product minimum amount  500 tax rate is 20%, if amount 1000 tax rate is15%,if amount  >1000 tax rate is 10%. Please give the reply for this... Thanks in advamce.

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2015-05-19 8:42 am
Hello Arunkumar,

The default OpenCart does not have the feature you are asking for. You may want to search the plugins for one that has that feature.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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