Taxes

  • Learn how to setup tax rates

  • Enable VAT Rates for Digital Goods

    Even though generally digital goods are free from taxes, you still need to know how to enable the VAT rates for digital goods because countries in European Union (EU) charge VAT for this kind of items. If you are selling these products to EU’s citizen, you need to apply the rates due to the location of your customers. To charge the VAT, you can automatically assign the value to each country in EU. After allowing the use of VAT, the system will create a collection that when any product in it is purchased, the VAT will be added in the bill of the customers automatically.

  • Set Tax Rate for New POS Location

    You can use Shopify POS app to calculate the tax rate for your store. However, be noted that this app applies tax rate based on the store location then remember to include these addresses in the shipping zones. If you are still curious about this setup, follow this writing to know how to set the tax rate for a new POS location on Shopify.

  • Create Collection for Products that need Tax Override

    In this post, we’re going to discuss about creating collections for products that need a tax override. Even though most taxes are automatically calculated on Shopify, store owners could have full control over how much tax is charged for a certain product by overriding tax rates. This can also be done to specify the special tax rates for particular shipping destinations or for tax-exempt customers.

  • Set Product to be Exempted from Sales Tax

    In this post, we’re going to dicuss about setting a product to be exempted from sales tax. Even though most taxes are automatically calculated on Shopify, store owners could have full control over how much tax is charged for a certain product by overriding tax rates. This can also be done to specify the special tax rates for particular shipping destinations or for tax-exempt customers.

  • Set Up Automatic Tax Rate

    Setting up automatic tax rates makes things very convenient for Shopify store owners. As far as you know, every shop owner must be in charge of paying the tax while they are selling their products regardless of the kind of business they choose. Many issues involved in tax make the shop owner feels confused. For example, when you calculate the tax rate in a country, it will apply in every township and states also.

  • Charge PST in GST-Exempt Canadian Stores

    In this post, I’m going to talk about how to charge PST in GST-exempt Canadian stores on Shopify. According to the federal government of Canada, if your store is based in Canada and has the annual sales of less than the threshold of $30,000, usually it is exempt from GST.

  • Override Taxes on Collection or Shipping Charges

    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.

  • Remove Physical Presence

    After creating some physical presences, there may come a time you prefer to delete one. It is unnecessary in the current time so that removing it is the best decision to keep the physical presence list in neat. This writing provides you the easiest way to follow to remove a physical presence on Shopify. With the illustrated images, you won’t be confusing with plenty of words. Moreover, it would be convenient for you to do it not only on a desktop but also on smartphones.

  • Set Up Tax-Exempt Customers

    In this post, I will show you how to set up tax-exempt customers on Shopify. Customers who are set to be fully tax exempt will not have to pay any tax upon checking out as long as they use the same email address that is linked to their customer account.

  • Set Up Tax Rates Manually

    Other than the way set up automatic tax rates, you can also use the feature to set up tax rates manually in the United States. Thanks to this, you would be more proactive with Shopify’s tax rates setting. What’s more, you can do things to suit your needs on your own.

  • Apply the Digital Goods VAT Rates to Different Collection

    VAT or Value Added Tax is a kind of selling tax that the consumers have to pay to the government. For some countries, this tax is free for digital items, however, for people living in European Union (EU), they need to pay it at the rate imposed in their countries no matter where they buy the products. In the previous topic, I have already shown you how to enable the VAT rates for digital goods. Nevertheless, you can create another collection which includes your digital products using the same VAT. For more information, keep following this writing to know how to apply the digital goods VAT rates to a different collection on Shopify.

  • Exempt Digital Product from Tax

    Digital items are things that can be download from the internet or some kind of electronically supplied product. These goods are exempt from taxes that you can prevent it from tax exposure. Moreover, it doesn’t need shipping service for this kind of products then you can turn off it as well. If you offer some items like this on your store, it is important for you to know the process of how to exempt a digital product from tax on Shopify since you can save your budget from losing money. For more details, please check out this writing.

  • See the VAT Rates You're Using

    You may already know how to enable the VAT rates for digital goods on Shopify, you can check for the specific value used for each place in your shipping list. Remember to ensure that your location is included in the shipping zone first then you can follow this writing to know how to see the VAT rates you’re using on Shopify.

  • Charge Taxes on Shipping Rates

    Besides including taxes in product prices as you read in the previous post, taxes are also included on shipping rates in some specific regions. This tutorial is carefully prepared for you to charge taxes on shipping rates. It makes you feel much easier thanks to not only the concise words but also the illustrated images. You can carry out this on a desktop or just by your smartphone.

  • Include Taxes in Product Prices

    As a shop owner, you must have aware of including taxes in the product prices. When the customers decide to buy some product, the total amount they need to pay for you will be the sum of the product price and the accompanying tax.

  • Set Up Tax Rates in Countries Other Than The United States

    After visiting the previous post, you must have known about how to set up automatic tax rates in the United States. However, it is only used for the store which based there. This doesn’t mean the others can’t set up tax rates because of the different location. Hence, I’ll take you through how to set up tax rates in countries other than the United States with the following step-by-step guide.

  • Disable VAT Rates for Digital Goods

    You have already enabled the VAT rates for digital products, however, for some reasons, you don’t want to use it anymore then you will want to “turn-off” this setup. You can also re-enable it later when your demand rises but be noted that if you use the customized collection then you need to reassign it. Hence, if you are curious about how to disable the VAT rate for digital goods on Shopify, keep reading this writing to discover it.

  • Make Sure that Taxes Aren’t Duplicated

    In the previous writing about how to set up tax rates in countries other than the United States, you must have taken notice at a section which allows you to customize whether the regional tax is replaced of the federal tax or not. Strictly speaking, this section plays an important role in setting up the taxes accurately. In other words, if you make it incorrect, your customers can be charged for the tax twice. This problem directly affects the benefit of your customers. Hence, you need to make sure that taxes aren’t duplicated in order to guarantee the customer’s interest.

  • Change the Default Name of the VAT Tax

    As your customers decide to buy any products from your store, they will see the VAT tax form on both the checkout page and the bills. Because the form will be displayed to the customers to view, you need to make sure that it is the most suitable one. Hence, this tutorial is prepared for you to change the default name of the VAT tax to make it better.

  • Charge taxes on Shopify store

    As an online merchant, you might have to charge taxes on your products, then report and submit them to the government. Despite complex and changeable laws and regulations, you can set up on Shopify to help you handle the most common tax calculations automatically. Also, you can install tax overrides to deal with some unique tax laws as well as situations.

  • Shopify Sales Tax: The Ultimate Guide for Merchants (Updated 2020)

    While running a business on Shopify, most retailers might have to pay an amount of money for the taxes on their sales. Then, those taxes will be reported and remitted to your government. However, tax laws and regulations seem to be complex and often change through times. Lucky you, Shopify does provide some tools that can make your Shopify tax preparation a bit easier.