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Forum Name: SalesCart Cloud: General
Forum Description: Install, Setup or general questions about SalesCart Cloud
Printed Date: July/19/24 at 1:26pm
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Topic: Sales Tax
Posted By: Encoder
Subject: Sales Tax
Date Posted: July/27/16 at 3:16pm
Our store number is 289.

When processing an order in a state where we are required to collect sales tax, SalesCart is including the shipping charges in the tax calculation even though "Apply Tax to Shipping and Handling" is unchecked in Store Details. Is there some other setting I'm missing that might be causing this?

Posted By: admin
Date Posted: July/27/16 at 9:28pm
Many of the details in the Store Details are from our previous versions of the Shopping Cart that we are pushing into release based on demand. So we will look at this and see about getting added to the agile sprint for you. In plain language that means we would try and get that functionality to work by next full week Monday (8/8/16) assuming it is easy enough to add. I am escalating the issue for you now.

Posted By: Encoder
Date Posted: July/28/16 at 9:52am
I'm surprised this hasn't been an issue before since most states do not require sales tax be collected on freight charges. Ideally, whether or not to collect tax on freight charges should be an option in the Configure Taxes panel of Store Administration so that taxes on freight charges can be collected in states where required and not where it isn't.

Posted By: admin
Date Posted: July/28/16 at 2:09pm
Actually the law for most states is the other way around. Tax on freight follows the transaction. If the goods are exempt, the freight and handling is exempt. Basically, if shipping is a 'condition' of sale it is taxable. On the Internet, it is 99% of the time a necessary thing. Google "sales tax on freight". First paragraph

Posted By: Encoder
Date Posted: July/28/16 at 4:11pm
Not to get into an argument here, but that statement is an over-generalization and is largely incorrect when considering many common factors. In most states, sales tax becomes non-taxable if freight occurs after the point of title transfer (FOB Factory), freight is by common carrier and freight charges are separately stated. There are a small number of states that do not allow these exceptions, but they are currently by far not the norm.

Posted By: admin
Date Posted: July/30/16 at 12:01pm
If you look at the second link, there is an article that discusses state by state. The vast number of customers tax freight.

We can make this happen for you but accounting has your account on hold. I'll send you a PM>

Posted By: Meltus
Date Posted: September/23/16 at 12:30pm
Does SalesCart deal with state tax automatically?

Posted By: admin
Date Posted: September/23/16 at 12:34pm
Yes, but you have to enter the rates for the state or country that you want to charge.

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