Charge tax on orders (non-U.S. shops)

Heads up! This article details the tax setup for shops based outside of the U.S. For shops in the U.S., you can find more on your tax setup here.

Let’s face it, there’s not really a fun way to talk about taxes - but hey, we’ve gotta. 💰 Here are a few details on how the tax setting in the admin functions for non-U.S. shops:

  • Taxes are only charged on orders that are placed to your taxed location. The exception will be on any U.S. bound orders for shops that have USD set as their currency in the Big Cartel admin. Tax will be automatically calculated, collected and remitted to the state by Big Cartel for those orders.

  • European stores will be able to choose a home country, or set a rate for the entire European Union.

  • All other countries can set taxes for their store’s home country by default.

Not sure how much to charge? We’d recommend consulting with a tax professional. Since the laws vary and many are changing quickly, a trusted accountant can help you navigate requirements based on where you’re located and ensure you’re following the law.

Steps

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  1. Log in at my.bigcartel.com.
  2. Go to .
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences area and click Edit Preferences.
  4. Toggle the Charge tax on orders setting on.
  5. Select your country. For European stores, choose your country or the entire EU.
  6. Set the tax rate that will apply to orders placed to that location.
  1. Launch the Big Cartel app.
  2. Tap your account image in the top left corner.
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences area and click Edit Preferences.
  4. Toggle the Charge tax on orders setting on.
  5. If you’re based in the United States, choose a state. For European stores, choose your country or the entire EU.
  6. Set the tax rate that will apply to orders placed to that location.
  1. Launch the Big Cartel app.
  2. Tap your account image.
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences area and click Edit Preferences.
  4. Toggle the Charge tax on orders setting on.
  5. If you’re based in the United States, choose a state. For European stores, choose your country or the entire EU.
  6. Set the tax rate that will apply to orders placed to that location.
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