Get Payout Transaction's tax amount

Shopify Partner
7 0 2

Is it possible to get the tax amount included in Payout Transaction?

 

There is no tax field on https://help.shopify.com/en/api/reference/shopify_payments/transaction

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
918 54 124

Hey Clement, 

 

I don't think that would be possible, at least not without changes to the resource itself first. The tax amount doesn't appear to be on the payout transaction in the admin either, so there would have to be larger changes made than just adding a field to the API endpoint. 

 

I'm not an expert in this area, but to my knowledge by the time funds have become part of a payout the taxes have already been factored in at the order level.

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Shopify Partner
7 0 2

Sure, I guess what I'm asking is, can a tax field please be added to the Payout Transaction API?

 

If you look here: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/payments/shopify-payments/configuring-shopify-payments#export-tra...

 

You can see that the tax amount (GST in the screenshot) is recorded already.

 

See screenshot below:

 

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
918 54 124

Hey again, 

 

Thanks for pointing that out - I believe that is only present for Australian merchants, but is also unavailable via the API. I'll file a request to add it both for all merchants, and the API. 

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Shopify Partner
7 0 2

Thank you, it would be great to enhance this API with tax amounts as this is critical to reconciliate payouts data with sales.

Although tax amount are present in the orders, the tax at the transaction level can be complicated to compute manually when you consider that a partial payment can be applied to orders.

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