Knowledgebase: Miva Merchant FAQ
Canadian VAT
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by on 13 February 2007 11:00 PM
Calculate Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on shipments from a Canadian store to Canadian customers.

Country-wide Settings

Entries on the top line, above the list area, apply to orders throughout Canada. When other taxes are specified by province, those settings override these.
Enter the GST rate, and HST rate to be used for all the provinces and territories. PST is entered separately for each, later. If the customer's province is not specifically listed, the GST rate entered here will be charged. The GST amount is shown as a separate charge on the invoice.
Specify whether to Tax Shipping. When shipping is taxed at this level, it is taxed at the GST rate, unless taxes for the province are set up individually, below.

Settings by Province

Click Add Province to enter tax settings specific to a province or territory. This will put you into a mode where you can enter tax information for provinces, one after another.

Select the Province from the drop-down list.

Indicate whether to Use HST or Use PST in calculating taxes for this province.

The remaining settings only apply when using PST:
Enter the PST Rate.
Select Tax Shipping if the shipping charges are to be taxed for orders sent to this province.
Select Tax GST if PST is to be changed on the order total, including GST.

Click Update to save the settings for this province. Continue until you have set up all the provinces you need. To exit the province-adding mode, click Add Province again.
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