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

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:
    Tax rates in the Cart — Shopify POS for iPad
  2. In the Taxes dialog, disable any tax rates that you don't want to apply to the order.

  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:
    Tax rates in the Cart — Shopify POS for iPad
  2. In the Taxes dialog, tap Add custom tax.
  3. Enter a name and rate for the custom tax, and then tap Done.

Turn a product's tax rates on or off

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:
    Tax rates in cart line item dialog

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 screen, tap the cart tax rates:
    Tax rates in the Cart — Shopify POS for iPhone
  2. In the Taxes dialog, disable any tax rates that you don't want to apply to the order.

  3. Tap the check mark to apply your changes.

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:
    Tax rates in the Cart — Shopify POS for iPhone
  2. In the Taxes dialog, tap Add custom tax.

  3. Enter the details for the custom tax, and then tap the checkmark button.

Turn a product's tax rates on or off

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:
    Tax rates in cart line item dialog
  3. Tap the check mark to apply your changes.

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 screen, tap the cart tax rates:
    Tax rates in the Cart — Shopify POS for Android
  2. In the Taxes dialog, disable any tax rates that you don't want to apply to the order.

  3. Tap the check mark to apply your changes.

The Cart screen updates to show which tax rates are enabled and disabled. You can tap a disabled tax rate to enable it again:
Cart screen with disabled tax rate — Shopify POS for Android

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