iJoomla DigiStore's comprehensive new tax system covers every aspect of your store’s taxes. The default values should enable you to get started quickly, but you can use the basic or advanced settings to change them according to your needs. The settings include:
Product Tax Classes
The Product Tax Classes Manager allows you to define different tax classes. You'll be able to choose any of the product tax classes for any product you place in your store, giving you maximum flexibility.
Customer Tax Classes
The Customer Tax Classes Manager lets you define different customer tax classes. For example, you can set one class for “retail customers” and another class for “wholesale customers.”
A setting on the General Tab allows customers to select their customer tax class or you can choose the definition yourself. For example, you can change a customer’s class to “wholesale” and allow them to pay a bulk purchase rate.
The Tax Rates Manager lets you set tax rates based on country, state and zip codes. You can even upload your own list of rates, giving you unlimited control over the amount you need to collect. Click the (View Sample Rates File) link to find an example of the file formats you can upload.
Tax rules are where everything comes together. You can set a "rule" based on the customer tax class, the product tax class, the tax rate and even the product family. The rule determines the tax your customers will pay for each product.
Product Families is a sub-menu of Products and leads to the Product Families Manager where you can create and add product families such as "software" or "hardware." Each time you create a new product, you'll choose a Product Family to categorize them.