Override Taxes on Collection or Shipping Charges on Shopify - A Complete Guide

Updated: November 08, 2021

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In this post, I’m going to show you how to override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges on Shopify. A collection of products or products on shipping charges could be specifically applied unique tax rates.

Note that the value in percentage you enter is the total amount to be collected, not the amount exempted.

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If your calculated shipping rates are set up using Canada Post, these rates will still be applied even if a shipping tax override is created.

This article provides detailed instructions on How to override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges on Shopify.

How to override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges on Shopify

Step 1: Go to Settings, then go to Taxes

Log in your store with the store owner’s account, then go to the Settings field in the bottom right. In Settings, visit Taxes.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

Step 2: Click the country name to be added the tax override

A list of all the shipping destinations is on display. Click the country name to be added the tax override

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

Step 3: Click Add a tax override under Tax overrides

Click Add a tax override in the Tax overrides field in the bottom of the page.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

Step 4: Select Products to add overrides

An Add Tax Override for country dialog will appear. Select Products to add overrides for products shipped to this country.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

Step 5: Select the collection to apply an override

Click the Select a collection button. A list of your products collections will be shown in a drop-down menu. Select the collection to apply an override.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

Under Tax rate, enter the value of tax in percentage you want to be collected for all the products in the selected collection. Note that this is the total amount charged, not the amount exempted.

Once done, click Add Override.

Step 6: Click Save

Click the Save button in the bottom of the page and you are finished.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges on iPhone (Click here)

  • Step 1: Go to Settings

Log in your store with the store owner’s account, then go to the Settings field.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

  • Step 2: Go to Taxes

From Store Settings, go to the Taxes section.

  • Step 3: Tap the country name to be added the tax override

Swipe down to view a list of all the shipping destinations on display. Tap the country name to be added the tax override.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

  • Step 4: Tap Add a tax override under Tax overrides

Tap Add a tax override in the Tax overrides field in the bottom of the page.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

  • Step 5: Select Products to add overrides for products shipped to this country

An Add Tax Override for country dialog will appear. Select Products to add overrides for products shipped to this country.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

  • Step 6: Tap the Select a collection drop-down button, then select the collection to apply an override

Tap the Select a collection button. A list of your products collections will be shown in a drop-down menu. Select the collection to apply an override.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges

Under Tax rate, enter the value of tax in percentage you want to be collected for all the products in the selected collection. Note that this is the total amount charged, not the amount exempted.

Once done, tap Add Override.

  • Step 7: Tap Save

Tap the Save button in the bottom of the page and you are finished.

To override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges on Android (Click here)

  • Step 1: Go to Settings

Log in your store with the store owner’s account, then go to the Settings field.

  • Step 2: Go to Taxes

From Store Settings, go to the Taxes section.

  • Step 3: Tap the country name to be added the tax override

Swipe down to view a list of all the shipping destinations on display. Tap the country name to be added the tax override.

  • Step 4: Tap Add a tax override under Tax overrides

Tap Add a tax override in the Tax overrides field in the bottom of the page.

  • Step 5: Select Products to add overrides for products shipped to this country

An Add Tax Override for country dialog will appear. Select Products to add overrides for products shipped to this country.

  • Step 6: Tap the Select a collection drop-down button, then select the collection to apply an override

Tap the Select a collection button. A list of your products collections will be shown in a drop-down menu. Select the collection to apply an override.

Under Tax rate, enter the value of tax in percentage you want to be collected for all the products in the selected collection. Note that this is the total amount charged, not the amount exempted.

Once done, tap Add Override.

  • Step 7: Tap Save

Tap the Save button in the bottom of the page and you are finished.

Conclusion

The article just guided you through a quick instruction on how to override the taxes on a collection or on shipping charges on Shopify.

Learn more about taxes and other topic at our Help Center.

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