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Configuring Shipping Taxes in Magento 2 (UPDATED)
May 4, 2018
This post is specifically intended for store owners who sell taxable items online and ship via one of the common, United States shipping carriers.
It’s a question frequently asked amongst eCommerce store owners: “Do I include tax on my shipping charges?” Unfortunately, this isn’t a case where there’s a simple yes or no answer. The laws change from state to state.
If you’re shipping within state, then it’s possible you should be paying and charging taxes on your shipping costs. It really depends on the specific tax rules of the state you’re shipping within.
This graphic demonstrates states that do and do not charge tax on shipping. Please be certain to double check your own state for the most current information, because tax laws do change with time.
But, how do you set up your Magento store to charge taxes on shipping if you’re in a state with that requirement? Fortunately, Magento makes it simple for you. (Please note: these instructions are for the Community Edition.)
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