Understanding the Tax rule setting in PrestaShop 1.5

When setting the prices for your products in PrestaShop 1.5, you have the ability the assign a Tax rule. Tax rules are predefined percentages to charge for taxes.

For example, PrestaShop 1.5 includes a tax rule of US-VA Rate (4%), which means this product is being sold in Virginia and should have a 4% tax added to the total.


An example of a Tax Rule being used


In our testing, we added a product and set the Pre-tax retail price to $15.99. We then set the Tax rule to US-VA RATE (4%). 4% of $15.99 is 0.6396, so our total price after tax for this product should be 16.6296, or $16.63 when rounded up.

As you can see in the screenshot to the right, this is the exact amount that PrestaShop 1.5 calculated for the product after tax.

Setting a Tax Rule in PrestaShop 1.5

  1. Log into your PrestaShop 1.5 dashboard
  2. In the top menu, hover over Catalog and then click Products
  3. Find the product you want to apply a tax rule to in the list of products, and then click the edit icon (pencil icon) to the far right of the product
  4. Click the Prices link in the left menu
  5. Next to Tax Rule: select a tax rule from the drop down menu and then click the Save button in the top right menu

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