When you go to the Settings -> Taxes page of the Solidus admin interface, you can set up tax categories and tax rates that help you tax customers according to the taxation laws in your region(s).

Before you set up taxes in your store, you should set up zones , which are locations that your store manages regarding shipping and taxes.

Tax categories

Each of your products has a Tax Category field. This allows you to charge different tax rates for products, which you may need to do in order to comply with your regional laws.

For example, if you have a stock location in California, any clothing you ship within the state should be taxed. But any candy that you sell is tax exempt. You may want to create a "Candy" tax category to handle your candy products that are exempt from tax.

Tax category fields

When you create or edit a tax category, it uses the following settings:

Tax rates

You can create tax rates that should be used for orders from different states or countries , as well as for each of your tax categories. If your stores have more complicated tax requirements, your tax rates can perform more complex functions:

Create a tax rate

You can create a new tax rate in just a few steps:

  1. Go to the Settings -> Taxes page of the Solidus admin interface.
  2. Go to the Tax Rates page.
  3. Select the New Tax Rate button.
  4. Fill in the information for your new tax rate. See Tax rate fields for more information.
  5. Select the Create button to save the new tax rate.

Tax rate fields

When you add or edit a tax rate, the following settings are available:

Tax calculators

By default, Solidus includes a single tax calculator called Default Tax. This calculator is suitable to calculate taxes for typical ecommerce transactions around the world.

If your business has complicated tax requirements, you may want to have your development team create a tax calculator that is suited specifically to your store.