We are a hotel that will be selling hotel amenity on our shopify account. Is there a way to designate a tax rate for a specific item or it can only be done by using the "Tax overrides" function on designated "collections"
For example under "In-room Delivery" collection, we have cheese plate and local beer, is there a way to set cheese plate to have just 5% tax and local beer to have 15% tax which is actually the case in the province we operate.
Or is the only option to use the "tax overrides" function to set the "food collection" with 5% tax and another "alcoholic collection" with 15% tax? Our Food and Beverage Director is leaning towards to have all the food and beverage items under one collection but we couldn't figure out a way to have different tax rates applied to different items in the same collection. Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you.
To the best of my knowledge this is not possible in Shopify and even if it is, it is quite confusing to have zone wise taxes + overrides.
I suggest you explore a simple Invoicing plugin to manage taxes outside Shopify in such cases.
www.shipturtle.com offers one such utility, there will be many others on the app store.
Were you able to find an answer on this? We have a similar situation where we sell food/candy items which are taxed at the state level at a different rate than non-food items. These items still need to have county/city taxes applied, but the override is applied and only the state taxes are charged.
Has to be a common use case...