Countries = did not change anything from default
Zones = did not change anything from default
GeoZones = i have 2 geozones set up
1) florida tax - Country = USA, Zone = florida
2) continental USA - Country = USA, Zone = All 48 states listed (this is for free shipping over $100 so its only for the cont. USA)
1) florida tax =
*Tax rate = tax
*Based on = Shipping address
Tax rates =
Name = Tax
rate = 7%
both default and wholesale checked
Geozone = Florida Tax
Im using Version V 22.214.171.124
theme = http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... order=DESC
For taxes, your one Geo Zone should have only Florida.
For shipping, you need one Geo Zone for CONUS (48 states + DC), to handle eligibility for Free Shipping, and another Geo Zone for any destination country or territory you wish to serve (via one or more paid shipping modules, or if the order doesn't qualify for free shipping).
Your "FL Sales Tax" Tax Class will have that one Geo Zone assigned to it.
Your Free Shipping module will have the CONUS Geo Zone assigned to it.
Your paid shipping module(s) will have your "my whole world" Geo Zone. If you have more than one shipping module and each one serves a different part of the world (such as UPS for US/Canada and DHL for Europe) on your behalf, you will need to create a shipping Geo Zone tailored to your contracted footprint for that shipping company.
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Then i clicked edit on the state im charging tax for (Florida) and then changed based on from shipping address to payment address. seems to look like this made everything work ok... does this seem like the proper fix for this?
I use the Category-Based Fee/Discount extension by Clear Thinking. It is important to configure that correctly, too. The sort order for the extension must be a lower (smaller) number than the tax in the order totals sequence, and the discount needs to be applied to taxable goods. I was getting some very strange numbers before arriving at the right settings, including 50% of the sales tax and sales tax based on the un-discounted price.
There have been other threads which discussed the legal niceties of the sales tax, including the basic concept of applying tax to the destination, not the source of the order, and the impropriety of charging your county's surcharge to other counties with different tax rates. At this time, it would appear that we cannot comply with these finer points.
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I realized a few days after posting that this simple setting had to be changed. (Another Homer Simpson moment!) If this isn't done, then someone who decides to continue shopping after entering a payment address during checkout will be shown prices with tax throughout the store and in the shopping cart. (I suspect that a returning customer who logged back in would also have the same experience, since the store remembers their location.) Playing with the tax-class settings alone won't solve the problem, though I think it's worth being aware of that option, too.
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