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Tax Codes

Taxes, especially when selling internationally can quickly become a headache to deal with. Tax Codes is Lifeboat's answer to taxation for your products on your online store.

 

Properties of a Tax Code

Name - An internal label for the specific Tax Code
Tax Percentage - The percentage of tax that will be applied when this tax code is applied to a product
Tax Zones - A variation of tax percentage based on the location of the visitor. Using the Delivery Zones to group locations.

 

Creating a Tax Code

  1. Go to Store Settings > Tax Codes
  2. Click on Add Tax Code
  3. Enter a name in Tax Code Name
  4. Specify the Tax Percentage
  5. Click Save

 

Applying Taxes to Products

  1. Go to Products
  2. Click on the product you need to apply taxes to
  3. In the field labelled Tax Code, select the Tax Code that applies to this product
  4. Click Save

 

Geo-Targeted / B2B Taxes

If you need to apply specific taxes for a specific zone in the world, or when a valid VAT / Tax ID is supplied by your customers;

  1. Go to Store Settings > Tax Codes
  2. Click the Tax Code that requires special rates
  3. Click on Add Tax Zone
  4. Select the Delivery Zone where the specific rate need to be applied
  5. Enter the Tax %
  6. Optionally: Supply a B2B Tax % if different taxes should be applied to customers that provide a valid VAT / Tax ID
  7. Click Save

 

Editing a Tax Code

  1. Go to Store Settings > Tax Codes
  2. Click on the Tax Code you'd like to update
  3. Update the Tax Code
  4. Click Save

 

Delete a Tax Code

  1. Go to Store Settings > Tax Codes
  2. Click on the bin icon next to the Tax Code you'd like to delete
  3. Confirm your selection
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