OpenCart has devised a system where you can add different types of taxes to different regions. In order to do this, you must have a geo zone, a tax rate and a tax class. The subject of this tutorial will be the tax class. You will be guided in how to add a tax class using the OpenCart 1.5 Administration Dashboard. To find more information on creating geo zones and tax rates please see: Using a Geo Zone for Tax Rates in OpenCart 1.5 and How to Set Up Tax Rates for Specific Regions in OpenCart 1.5 .
Creating a Tax Class in OpenCart 1.5
- Login to the Administration Dashboard as an Administrator
- Hover over SYSTEM in the menu bar, then when the drop-down menu is shown, click on LOCALISATION. Then when the next menu appears look for TAXES. Select TAXES. then click on TAX CLASSES from the list that appears. If you already have some TAX CLASSES created you will see a list similar to the one below:
details of the TAX CLASS .
The result of creating a TAX CLASS is not something that the customer will necessarily see listed on their invoice or on a web page available to them. The results therefore will only appear in the bottomline - the calculated cost of the product. Any tax that has been applied will be listed on their invoice. The following screen shows that the Virginia Sales Tax is set and part of the total. Any other tax that was a part of the purchase would also be displayed at this point.