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Magento: Mapping items


Item mapping in Magento is a two step process. Unlike mapping items in the Admin Console where items are mapped direct to a tax code, Magento introduces a third component called "tax class" which all items are mapped to. These tax classes need to be associated to a tax code for taxability. On a high level, tax class is created first by mapping it to a tax code and then an association is made on the item to the tax class. This is the exact order in which mapping needs to take place.

Sales > Tax > Product Tax Class > Add New




Enter a tax code and the name of the class in the most generic sense such as "clothing." Save Class.



Final step. Catalog > Manage Products > using the filter and locate the product in question.



Once the product is located click on it to drill down to view its attributes > select the appropriate tax class from the drop down menu

> Save.







Mapping is now complete and the item should be calculated using the taxability behind the tax code that was mapped to it.

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