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Configure tax settings in BigCommerce

This article applies to:Connector for BigCommerce

Before you begin

  • You must have created one or more stores at BigCommerce.
  • You must have installed the Avalara AvaTax app.

Steps

  1. After you have installed Avalara AvaTax, go to BigCommerce's Tax page.

    (In the navigation pane of BigCommerce, select Store Setup > Tax.)
  2. Scroll the Tax page to locate the Tax settings section.
  3. Select Edit to expand the section.
  4. Under Configure Tax Options, enter the following values to the respective fields.
     
    Field Value
    Tax Label Type of tax applied to the orders your store. For example: Sales Tax, GST.
    Prices Entered With Tax

    Select one of the following options:

    • Yes, I will enter prices inclusive of tax
    • No, I will enter prices exclusive of tax
    Fallback Tax

    Fallback Tax is applied when your Automatic Tax service is unreachable. Select one of the following options:

    Calculate Tax Based On

    Select one of the following options to determine the tax zone:

    • Billing address
    • Destination address
    • Shipping origin
    Shipping Tax Class

    Select one of the following options to determine taxes for shipping costs.

    • Default tax class
    • Non-taxable products
    • Shipping
    • Gift wrapping
    Gift Wrapping Tax Class

    Select one of the following options to determine taxes for gift wrapping:

    • Default tax class
    • Non-taxable products
    • Shipping
    • Gift wrapping
  5. Under Configure Tax Display Settings, enter the following values to the respective fields.
    Field Value
    Show Prices Within Control Panel

    Select one of the following options to determine how pricing should be shown within your control panel:

    • Including tax
    • Excluding tax
    Show Prices on Invoices

    Select one of the following options to determine how pricing should be shown on invoices:

    • Including tax
    • Excluding tax
    • Use tax zone display settings
    Show Tax Charges in Cart and Checkout

    Select one of the following options to determine how the list of applied taxes on a customer's cart should be shown on the cart and checkout pages.

    • As one summarized line item
    • Broken down by tax rate
    Show Tax Charges on Orders and Invoices

    Select one of the following options to determine how the list of applied taxes on an order should shown to customers on invoices, and in your store's control panel:

    • As one summarized line item
    • Broken down by tax rate
  6. Under Configure Default Tax Address, enter values to the following fields.
     
    Field Value
    Country (Optional) Select the country that should be used as the default tax zone for calculating tax across your stores.
    Postal Code (Optional) Enter the postal code for the default tax address.
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