Since you seem better at this then shopify. I am having trouble getting it to charge tax. I am in Ohio which is an origin state and my accountant told me I have to charge tax but in the shopify set up no matter what I click or override it still only charges those who live in my state. If anyone outside my state shops with me they dont get charged. How can I fix this? Any suggestions?
So you only have to charge tax in states where you have physical nexus or economic nexus. Sounds like you have physical nexus in Ohio, so you need to be charging sales tax to people in Ohio. Everyone in Ohio, because it is an origin-based state, should be charged the sales tax rate for where your office is located. If you don't have physical or economic nexus in any other state, then you do not need to charge sales tax on any orders being shipped to any other state.
Does that information help?
So you are correct. I believe that at some point, Shopify changed this so that you couldn't set up tax overrides with an automated collection. It has to be manual. We only have about 150 products, so this was not a daunting effort for us. And now, anytime we create a new product, we just use a previous produce that already has this manual collection selected, so every new product automatically gets in my tax override collection.
However, let me say this... Shopify does have an alternative sales tax module available that solves all of these problems. I begged for long enough that once it was available, I was able to get them to add it to my store. So in this new version of sales tax, it knows which states are destination and which are origin based states, and it knows what to do based on the Locations you have set up in your admin preferences.
Maybe if you just write to Shopify support and ask to be switched to the new system for sales tax, they'll do it. And if they do, it will make your life much easier.