Sales tax settings in BigCommerce

As part of your website development, you have likely already set your tax preferences for web sales. Tax collection and remittance is an unavoidable part of running a business. Some retailers prefer to add any relevant sales tax at checkout, while others do not (in some countries it is also required that sales tax be included in the display price, for example). When listing on marketplaces, prices are considered tax-inclusive. For this reason, in some cases it is important to check your tax settings before listing your products to ensure you are sending accurate pricing and not duplicating tax remittance.


Most retailers (particularly in the US) have their tax preferences set to NOT display prices inclusive of tax, rather add tax at checkout. In this case, it is important to have your website tax settings configured correctly to ensure Codisto is sending the correct pricing. Retailers should always enter product pricing the same way that you'd like to display pricing on site. Tax settings should then be configured accordingly.


*Note* Tax settings are applied storewide meaning you must enter prices inclusive or exclusive of sales tax for your entire catalog.


BigCommerce makes it easy to check whether you are including tax in your product prices or adding at checkout. If you are not including tax in your product prices then Codisto will recognise this and add the required sales tax when sending your data to the marketplace.


Checking BigCommerce manual tax settings

  1. From BigCommerce admin, go to store setup > tax
  2. Ensure manual tax is enabled
  3. Select preference for Yes, I will enter prices inclusive of tax or No, I will enterprise prices exclusive of tax
  4. Save settings


For sellers in the US and Canada, BigCommerce also enables you to integrate popular third-party tax service providers to automate tax calculation and submission. More on Automatic tax setup.


For more information on BigCommerce tax overview.

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