Why are taxes not charged on some product variants?

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So, on some of my product variants, it's not charging taxes but on the majority of things, it will. Like it could be the same exact product but one variant, let's say a small black tee-shirt, for example, it won't charge taxes on it but if it were a large white one it will automatically charge it. This does not make sense to me about why some variants would automatically stop charging taxes. Does anyone know what's going on here? I'm using appliq drop shipping.

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Shopify Staff
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Hi @SkeeterMcFly,


Have you checked each variant to see if the "Charge tax on this variant" option is enabled? You can enable taxes on a variant-by-variant basis in the variant editor:




I would recommend checking this option for the variants in question as this is the most likely explanation, especially if you have imported products via a dropshipping app.


If you've checked and these settings seem to be the same for each variant, please let me know and we can troubleshoot further.

Victor | Social Care @ Shopify 
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