Sales tax exemptions

Explorer
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In our local store all food sales are exempt a portion of sales tax. 

Based on the info here:

http://docs.shopify.com/pos/operating-pos/cart/adjust-tax-rates

 

It appears our tax is based on the zip code selected in settings. I looks like the only way to adjust the tax exempt items is to manually adjust this in the POS at point of sale. Am I missing something? This needs to be a setting that can be applied to an entire collection, changing this in POS on every single sale is not practical.

 

Please tell me there is a better way to do this.

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Shopify Staff
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Hi Red,

You can exempt taxes by un-clicking "Charge taxes for this item" in the product variant settings. This will be respect by Shopify POS.

Our next update will also respect tax overrides: http://docs.shopify.com/manual/settings/taxes/tax-overrides

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Explorer
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Our tax situation is like this locally:

NON-FOOD

5% State Tax

4% City Tax

or 9% TOTAL

FOOD:

0% State (total exemption)

3% City (1% exempt)

or 3% Total

We sell both types in our retail store and on-line. How would I handle this?

 

In Square its as simple as creating 3 taxes:

5%, 4% and 3%

We assign both 5% + 4% to all non food categories and 3% to all food categories. In Shopify this isn't possible as you automatically assign taxes based on location.

 

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Shopify Staff
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Hi Red,

You can create a "non-food" collection and a "food" collection and then assign the appropriate overrides. You can find more info on this here: http://docs.shopify.com/manual/settings/taxes/tax-overrides

Tax overrides will be supported in our next update which will be released this week. 

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Explorer
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Thanks, I see the update is now live. Two questions:

1- is there a way to bulk add my items into these two collections? I have thousands of products, and don't want to have to add them to a new collection individually.

2- where can I find documentation for the new features. Specifically selling Gift Cards in the POS?

 

thanks!

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