What is PrestaShop Sales Tax and How to Apply It? - Store Manager for PrestaShop
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What is PrestaShop Sales Tax and How to Apply It?

In spite of all the annoyance and tediousness of creating PrestaShop tax rules, you can’t avoid it if you want to enter the global market in a legal way.

In PrestaShop, sales taxes are by default applied to all countries and zones. It is not possible to simply apply a specific tax to products because of limited tax configuration settings. Check this article to find out how to create and apply PrestaShop sales taxes.

How to Add A Tax in PrestaShop?

Briefly, the system of PrestaShop tax creation and appliance looks like this:

  1. Create a tax
  2. Create a tax rule and specify what locations should the tax apply to
  3. Apply the tax rule to a product.

Let’s get down to the matter in more detail.

To add a tax in PrestaShop, get through the following steps.

  1. From PrestaShop admin panel go to ‘International’ => ‘Taxes’. There you will find the list of already created taxes.
  2. Bear in mind that you initially add a few taxes simply by selecting the default language during Prestashop installation.

    PrestaShop Backend Taxes Settings

  3. Press ‘Add new tax’ button and fill in the required details.

  4. Add New Tax at PrestaShop Backend Settings

    • Name – for convenience, it is recommended to include the name of the country and percentage rate applied
    • Rate – percentage charged from pre-taxed prices
    • Enable – activate or inactivate the tax using the slider button

Fill Required Information for PrestaShop Taxes from Backend

Tax Rule Creation Guide

With the help of tax rules you can apply taxes to specific countries and regions. Tax rules should be set for each tax.

  1. From PrestaShop admin panel go to ‘International’ => ‘Taxes’ and switch to ‘Tax Rules’ tab.
  2. Press ‘Add new’ button and specify tax rule name and shop association. Make sure to enable the rule.

Add New PrestaShop Tax Rules from Backend

  • After pressing ‘Save & Stay’ button there will appear settings allowing to configure tax rule attributes including:

  • Country – specify the country of tax rule appliance

    Zip/ Postal code range – you can also enter set a zip or postal code range to define the location of tax appliance

    Behavior – sometimes, custome’s address may match a couple of taxes. You can set how should the tax rule behave in such case:

    • This tax only
    • Combine
    • One after another

    Tax – select necessary tax from the dropdown

    Description – it is possible to add a short note to the tax rule

    Assign Tax to PrestaShop Tax Rule from Backend

  • Save the tax rule by pressing ‘Save & Stay’ button and continue adding new tax rules if necessary.

  • How to Apply PrestaShop Tax Rules?

    In PrestaShop, taxes are applied per product. That’s why it is a good idea to create taxes and tax rules first and only after that add products. Here how you can apply a tax to a product:

    1. Go to ‘Catalog’ => ‘Products’ and select necessary item
    2. Open ‘Pricing’ tab and select suitable tax rule from the dropdown.

    Apply Taxes to PrestaShop Product from Backend

    Advanced Way to Manage PrestaShop Taxes And Tax Rules

    With Store Manager for PrestaShop you can handle both taxes and tax rules within one window. The application allows to create, edit and delete taxes and tax rules without any switching to other windows or tabs. You will have all tax-related information provided in front of you.

    Manage PrestaShop Taxes and Tax Rules with eMagicOne Store Manager

    To add new taxes / tax rules or modify / delete the existing ones, use the corresponding buttons on the toolbar. If the buttons are inactive, make sure to click on a tax / tax rule record.

    In addition, it is possible to export taxes and tax rules to Excel or HTML in one click for additional processing.

    Bulk Apply Specific Tax to Multiple Products

    Store Manager allows massive applience of a tax rule to muliple products using Mass Product Changer tool or via CSV import.

    When applying a specific tax to PrestaShop products with the help of Mass Changer, just highlight necessary goods and launch the tool using the context menu.

    Launch PrestaShop Mass Product Changer from eMagicOne Store Manager

    Select Tax Group to apply it to selected products

    Bulk Apply Taxes for PrestaShop Products with Mass Product Changer from Store Manager

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