Nick here from Shopify. Great question!
You can adjust and set up the tax rates differently for the POS compared to the online store, but in terms of having the tax included in the price it would need to be the same across the board from your tax settings within the admin as seen below and taking the following steps - Admin > Settings > Taxes > Tax Calculations:
You would have to decide one way or another how you'd like the tax to be included here for both POS and online.
I will, however, mention this to the development team on our end as a feature request. Feedback like this is helpful to know what store owners like yourself are thinking.
Hopefully, this helps and answers your question!
All the best, Nick
Hi there. This is a rather old post, but I am wondering if this has been brought to the developers yet as it was indicated that would happen? Many businesses like to charge tax excluded for their website prices and tax included for their in-person sales. Here are my examples of what I would like to do and why:
Since I go to a lot of festivals throughout the year, I don't even take my Shopify POS device since this is not possible. I use a competitor (Square). I would rather use the Shopify POS, but since this option is not available, I do not. I would still like to track the cash purchases from both a monetary and inventory perspective. I would also like to give receipts for cash purchases. I know I can still track and give receipts using the Shopify POS, but I do not use it since it does not allow for different tax options between cash and credit for in-person sales.
I believe that Shopify is missing out on income (from in person credit card swipes, touches, Apple Pay, etc.) from many small businesses that frequent festivals, boat shows, farmer's market, etc.
Please make it happen captain!