[ic] Re: Negative Tax - bug?

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Tue Oct 30 11:27:53 EST 2007

Quoting Dan Bergan (danb at berganconsulting.com):
> On 10/16/07, Dan Bergan <danb at berganconsulting.com> wrote:
> > I'm having an issue where negative sales tax amounts are computed.
> > The issue arises when there is a discount on the entire order, and the
> > products in the cart are nontaxable.
> >
> > A detailed description and potential solution is here:
> > http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2007-May/047410.html
> >
> > This issue was also found here (with no resolutions):
> > http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2005-September/043923.html
> >
> > Is this a bug?  It doesn't seem like a negative sales tax should be valid.
> >
> Back in May, Carl had what looks to be a good solution for this
> problem, which I am going to implement for my installation (see
> below).

It is unclear if it should be a bug at all. If you wanted to implement
refunds, you would need negative tax.

The bigger problem would seem to be the negative amounts.

In any case, I have set up the ability to exclude negative tax
amounts with:

	Pragma  no_negative_tax

That is in the latest CVS.

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
phone +1.765.647.1295  tollfree 800-949-1889 <mike at perusion.com>

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