Adding Tax Rates To Bottle
As a merchant, you might need to charge taxes on your sales, and then report and remit those taxes to your government. Although tax laws and regulations are complex and can change often, you can set up Bottle to automatically handle most common sales tax calculations.
Steps to Setup Taxes
- Open up the Dashboard
- Go to Products and Checkout
- Click Tax Modules
- Select the state and tax rate you would like to charge for that state.
How Customers Are Charged Taxes
Once you've entered in a tax rate for a given state, customers who live in that state, have meals shipped to that state or pickup meals in that state will be charged the corresponding sales tax.
How Taxes Are Calculated
Taxes are calculated on the subtotal amount of the cart. For example, if you have a 9% tax rate, sell a meal for $10, the customer will be charged $0.90.
Tax Rates on Fulfillment Fees
You have the option of including the cost of delivery, shipping or pickup in the taxable subtotal. To include the fulfillment fee in the taxable subtotal you will need to check "taxable" on the delivery option (dashboard >products and checkout > delivery options > edit next to the desired option > check "taxable").
You can analyze your sales taxes on several reports. The Transactions Report in the Data Downloads tab provides the best snapshot of taxes due during a given time period.