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State Based Sales Tax

Use this tab to automatically add sales tax to orders based on the customer's state. Please note that, by default, Miva Merchant can only apply a sales tax rate to an entire state. If you need to apply sales tax in a more sophisticated way, you must purchase a third party module.

To Add State Sales Tax to Orders

  1. Click Add State Tax RateAdd
  2. In the State drop down list, select a state, such as California.
  3. Enter the sales tax rate you want to charge for that state.
  4. Select Tax Shipping if you want sales tax to be calculated based on (Order Total + Shipping Costs). If you only want to apply sales tax to the order total, leave Tax Shipping unassigned.
  5. Click Save RecordSave

    Save Record

When a customer places an order from California, the sales tax you created for that state will automatically be applied to the order. The sales tax will appear in the Payment Information screen and on the invoice.

Note that, as of version 9.0004, Miva Merchant supports three decimal places for the tax rate. Previous releases of Miva Merchant supported two decimal places in the Rate field.

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