Tired of manually entering tax rates and keeping an eye out for rate changes? As a part of our latest update, you now have a built-in, seamless tool for automatic tax calculations.
With over 11,000 taxing jurisdictions in the United States, keeping up with thousands of rates can be, well, taxing. As a part of our latest update, however, tax calculation is a breeze.
If you’ve signed up with a Volusion store beginning November 7, 2013 and are based in the US, automatic tax rates are already enabled for you by default. If you purchased your store before then, all you have to do is opt-in for these automatic tax rates by navigating to Settings > Tax in your admin and clicking ‘Settings.’ (If you’d like to continue manually populating tax rates, no problem, you’ll still have the option to do so.) You can also disable automatic tax rates, for instances like tax-free holidays, at any time.
Here’s how it works within your admin. For more information, please visit our Knowledge Base article:
By using this new automated sales tax feature, you’re set to save time and headaches, as the tool applies the rates in real time. This means that the guesswork has been removed from the sales tax process, which also means you don’t have to worry about over- or under-charging customers the right amount of sales tax.
This feature is available to all US merchants across all plans, totally free of charge. We hope that as the selling season kicks into high gear that you can focus more on selling and less on those always-fluid tax rates.