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Configure Global Shipping Tax Settings 


This section is part of the Tax Management concept guide that provides a general understanding of the tax configuration and management in OroCommerce.

You can select a shipping tax code that should be used for shipping total cost calculation and specify if the shipping cost already contains a tax.

To change the shipping tax configuration:

  1. Navigate to the system configuration (click System > Configuration in the main menu).

  2. Select Commerce > Taxation > Shipping in the menu to the left.


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    Global shipping tax configuration
  3. Clear the Use Default checkbox to change the system-wide setting.

  4. In the Shipping Tax section, configure the options:

    • Tax Code - Select the tax code (tax identifier) that in combination with tax rules defines the tax rate that is applied for the shipping tax calculation.

    • Shipping Rates Include Tax - Enable the checkbox to avoid charging taxes on shipping twice if the shipping rates provided by the shipping carrier(s) or entered manually in the back-office already include tax.

  5. Click Save.