Adjust tax rates in the Shopify POS cart

The Shopify POS app applies taxes based on the store location that you assign to your device. You can change the tax rate for a Shopify POS location in your Shopify admin.

If you're using Shopify POS away from your store location, then you can enable tax rates based on the current GPS location of your device (iOS only). For example, if your store location is in Los Angeles but you're selling in San Francisco, then Shopify POS will charge state tax only (and not county tax) since your transaction is made outside of Los Angeles county.

In addition to setting your tax rates in your Shopify admin, you can adjust tax rates for orders while they're still in the Shopify POS cart.

Turn the cart's tax rates on or off

Did you know?

When you add products to the cart, Shopify POS applies the tax rates for the location that's assigned to the POS device unless you enable local tax rates.

To turn cart tax rates on or off for all items in an order:

  1. On the products and cart screen, tap the cart tax rates:

    Cart tax rates ipad

  2. Turn a tax rate on or off by tapping its toggle button. The cart updates to show your enabled tax rates:

    Tax rate toggles ipad

  3. Tap outside the Taxes dialog to return to the products and cart screen.

Add a custom tax for all items in an order

To add a tax rate for all items in an order:

  1. On the products and cart screen, tap the cart tax rates.
  2. Tap Add custom tax:

    Add custom tax ipad

  3. Enter the details for the custom tax, and then tap Done:

    Custom tax dialog ipad

Did you know?

You can also use toggle buttons to turn your custom sales tax on or off:

Custom tax toggle ipad

Turn a product's tax rates on or off

Did you know?

When you add products to the cart, Shopify POS applies the tax rates for the location that's assigned to the POS device unless you enable local tax rates.

To turn a tax rate on or off for a single product in an order:

  1. On the products and cart screen, tap the product's name.

  2. In the tax rate section, turn a tax rate on or off by tapping its toggle button:

    Cart product taxes ipad

Turn the cart's tax rates on or off

Did you know?

When you add products to the cart, Shopify POS applies the tax rates for the location that's assigned to the POS device unless you enable local tax rates.

To turn cart tax rates on or off for all items in an order:

  1. On the Shopify POS Cart screen, tap the cart tax rates:

    Cart tax rates iphone

  2. Turn a tax on or off by tapping its toggle button:

    Tax rate toggles iphone

  3. Tap the checkmark button.

Add a custom tax for all items in an order

To add a custom tax rate for all items in an order:

  1. On the Cart screen, tap the cart tax rates:
    Cart tax rates iphone
  2. Tap Add custom tax:

    Add custom tax iphone

  3. Enter the details for the custom tax:

    Custom tax dialog iphone

  4. Tap the checkmark button.

Did you know?

You can also use toggle buttons to turn your custom sales tax on or off:

Custom tax toggle iphone

Turn a product's tax rates on or off

Did you know?

When you add products to the cart, Shopify POS applies the tax rates for the location that's assigned to the POS device unless you enable local tax rates.

To turn a tax rate on or off for a single product in an order:

  1. On the Shopify POS Cart screen, tap the product's name.

  2. In the tax rate section, turn a tax rate on or off by tapping its toggle button:

    Cart product taxes iphone

  3. Tap the checkmark button.

Turn the cart's tax rates on or off

To turn cart tax rates on or off for all items in an order:

  1. On the Shopify POS Cart total screen, tap the cart tax rates:

    Cart tax rates android

  2. Turn a tax rate on or off by tapping its toggle button:

    Tax rate toggles android

  3. Tap the checkmark button.

The Cart total screen updates to show which tax rates are enabled and disabled. You can tap a disabled tax rate to enable it again:

Tax rate disabled android

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