Knowledgebase: Miva Merchant FAQ
Specify the sales tax method to use in the store.
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Jen Ferraz on 11 April 2011 12:47 PM
Specify the sales tax method to use in the store.

Use this with caution. Typically, you will make a selection when initially setting up your store, then never change it. If you select a different way of calculating sales taxes later, any changes you have made, including customized tax rates, or tax settings that vary by product, will be lost.
The standard options are:

Canadian VAT
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The Canadian Value Added Tax module enables you to configure the Canadian VAT module to calculate Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on shipments from a Canadian store to a Canadian Customer.
Please note, the Canadian VAT module does not calculate Provincial Sales Tax (PST).

German VAT
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The German Value Added Tax module lets you specify the ship-to countries where VAT should be charged, to specify one or more VAT rates, and to assign rates to each product in your store.

Shopper Selected Sales Tax
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The Shopper Selected Sales Tax module gives you the ability to configure sales tax options that shoppers can select, from a drop-down list, during the checkout process.

State Based Sales Tax
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State Based Sales Tax enables you to assign tax rates for one or more states. If an order is being shipped to one of these states then the assigned rate will be applied to the order, otherwise no tax will be charged.

Generic VAT
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The Generic Value Added Tax (VAT) module gives you the ability to configure tax rates on per-product basis. You can add a tax rate to as many products as you wish. You can also specify tax rates at any time from the product screen.
Third-party modules supporting other tax methods may be available. If one of these is installed in your store, that option will be available here, along with those above.

After you have selected a tax module, that module name will appear as a link in the top section of the Edit Store screen. To go to the screen where you can configure your store tax options, click that link.
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