[ic] Dutch Taxing

Patrick Donker list-account at webpagina.nu
Thu Jun 24 17:53:39 EDT 2004


>> I have a question that you might be able to anwer:
>> Dutch selling requires that consumerproducts are priced tax-included. 
>> That is not a problem. Problem arrise on during checkout, when taxes 
>> are specified on the bill. IC adds another so many %. This way people 
>> are charged the double amount of taxes. As this is good for my 
>> turnover, it shouldnt be like this. Taxes are required to be 
>> specified on a bill, so making everything tax-free doesnt work 
>> either. What I need is a specification on how much tax is being 
>> charged from the total amount. So, if the total purchase would be 
>> €119, then taxes would be 19 and the subtotal 100..like this:
>> Sub 100
>> tax 19
>> total 119
>> While IC does this:
>> sub 119
>> tax 22.61
>> total 141.61
>> How do I make IC do this?
>> Thanks
>> -Patrick
> Since you have already computed the tax for each item, and added it to 
> the price of the item itself, I don't think you should use 
> Interchange's salestax feature at all. Instead, roll your own routine 
> to figure the tax by itself for the whole order, and display it on the 
> tax line in the order recap and receipts. There are so many ways you 
> could do this: the [summary] tag, a [perl] block which iterates 
> through the cart and uses $Tag->price(), or a UserTag to name a few. 
> In each case, you could extract the tax from the item price if it is a 
> fixed %, or if it varies by type of item, you would probably want to 
> add a tax field to the products table, and do your computations with 
> that.
> - Ed
Thanks, will give that a try.

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