[ic] Sales tax not adjusted properly

Interchange User interchange at framework.cx
Sun Oct 19 16:59:50 EDT 2003

>>>> 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.
> [fly-tax] is how the popup tax is being calculated, for sure. That
> uses those variable settings.
> But what is the real setting in salestax.asc? The above will pertain
> only if you see "default [fly-tax]" and nothing more there. If you
> see "VT 0.05" then you have found your problem.

Thanks, Mike.  salestax.asc did indeed contain .05.

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