[ic] Sales tax not adjusted properly

Jonathan Clark jonc at webmaint.com
Sun Oct 19 16:28:30 EDT 2003

> Using IC 4.8.7 RPM
> I have the following in my variable.txt:
> TAXRATE VT=6.0  Tax
> TAXAREA VT      Tax
> I recently changed this variable from 5.0 to 6.0 when our sales tax
> went up.  When on the checkout page, I get a JavaScript pop-up saying
> I'll be charged the equivalent of 6% of my purchase in sales tax.  But
> when I recalculate, it figures 5% of the total, not 6%.  I do not see
> any hardcoded ".05" or "5.0" references in the checkout page itself,
> just calls to [fly-tax] (in the JavaScript validation block, which
> seems to work) and [salestax] (which appears to be calculating 5%).
> I changed this on two of my sites via the Admin interface.  It worked
> fine on one, but I have this problem on the other.
> Any advice on what I should look for (and where I should look) would be
> greatly appreciated.

I know its an obvious one, but you did hit Apply Changes didn't you?


Jonathan Clark
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