[ic] Need a fix for major tax problem

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Fri Feb 1 02:19:13 EST 2008

Quoting David Etheredge (David-Etheredge at worldnet.att.net):
> I have a problem with interchange that is unique to my state.
> Since I am in Alabama and Alabama shows up first in the state list in the 
> US, interchchange automatically charges the applied state tax for all 
> customers until they change the state. If they forget to change the state, 
> they get charged tax. If a customer is from another country and changes the 
> country, the state stays AL and they still get charged tax. Many countries 
> do not have a state or province so they ignore changing the state. Then 
> they get pixxed and cancel their order because they do not want to pay the 
> tax. Customers in Alberta Canada get charged Alabama US tax!
> How can I force the tax to be $0.00 when the country is not US?

AL	[if value country eq US].06[/if]

> How can I select a different default state?

Sounds like you are using an old catalog model -- using the newer
state_select widget solves that.

But you can use the display tag, and make sure you have options="=--select--
" option set, or otherwise make sure you have an <option value="">--select--
</option> as your first state select.

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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