How can I automate tax exclusion for apparel items in Minnesota?

Sotagirl74
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Hi, in Minnesota there isn't any sales tax on apparel items. Clothes, socks, shoes, hats etc. When I add items from my drop shipper I then have to go in and bulk edit ever item and every variable of that item to exclude the tax which is extremally time consuming and tedious.  Is there a way to automate the system to exclude tax based on my state? 

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Kimi
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Hi, @Sotagirl74.

 

I recommend creating a collection to include all of the apparel items in your store, from which you can then create a tax override for. You can follow the steps below to create a tax override for a specific collection on your store:

 

  1. In your Shopify admin, navigate to Settings > Taxes and duties.
  2. In the countries/region list, click on United States.
  3. Scroll down to the Product overrides heading, then click Add product override.
  4. In the search box, you can then browse for and select your newly created apparel collections.
  5. Under the State heading, select Minnesota, then input 0% within the Tax rate box.
  6. Click the green Add override button to save your selection.

 

Instructions for creating tax overrides can also be found here, in our help guide. 

 

Once that's all done, feel free to create a test order by following the instructions here, so that you can double check whether or not the tax override has been set up properly. If you're using Shopify Payments, follow the instructions listed here instead.

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Sotagirl74
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Hi, thank you for the reply. I tried this a few times and it's not working. Not sure why.  

Kimi
Shopify Staff
1511 169 259

@Sotagirl74 

 

Ah I see, so the system was still charging for taxes on those apparel items for orders in Minnesota, even after you've set up the tax overrides? 

 

If that's the case, I encourage you to reach out to our live support team so that we can double check your tax set up from our end and help further troubleshoot this in more detail.

 

To get in touch with our team, you'll need to login to your store via our Help Center here. Once logged in, select a topic that best fits your query or situation. From there, you'll be taken to a page with a list of relevant support articles, and you can scroll to the bottom of that page to select your preferred contact method with our team. Our live support team will be able to assist you further from there.

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