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    Default Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    Hi, first off I gotta say even though frustrating I am having a ball with zencart.

    Now the important thing. I have setup all my taxes. So Far I have under admin Location/Taxes Zones, setup the states in Australia only 8 of them so that was cool.

    Under Zones Definitions I have 2 tax zones setup. A world tax zone that doesnt attract any GST, and an Australian tax zone that does attract GST.

    Under tax classes, I have setup up a GST Class.

    And finally under tax rates I have setup up the GST there under Australian Zones and it is set at 10%.

    Now the problem is that if I create a test product and set the product net $10. Product Price Gross shows the correct amount at $11. When I preview that product to make sure the total is correct it is showing. When I preview it, it shows $13.10.

    If a Product Net Price is $100, Product Price Gross shows $110 again no problems, when previewed it shows $130.97

    Any suggestions? I got nothing

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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    OK some more testing and it looks as though it is tacking another 10% on top of the already gross price which includes the 10% GST anyway before previewing.

    Cant find anything anywhere that owuld make this happen, but being a noob, it will be hidden somewhere I suspect

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    Default Re: Australian GST Screen Shot attached

    Hi Guys and Gals, got most of the dramas sorted out, but during the payment stages it is displaying the GST twice and calculating it twice

    Any ideas as to what would be causing this?
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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    Well I got that sorted so no dramas. I removed all my zones I created for Australia. Created my zones again for Australia, re-entered them in My Store and tadah, now it works. Dont ask me, same things have been put back, guess its just one of those things. Now if I can just get the australia post module for the international side of things working I am full steam ahead.

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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    I had the same problem where the tax was being added twice.

    I realised it was because I also had an "All Zones" within the Australia zone as well as each individual state.

    I originally had only "All Zones" for Australia since GST is charged everywhere. But some interstate customers weren't getting charged GST, so I created a zone for each state.

    Now I have noticed that the GST is not being calculated correctly: A purchase of $130 says that GST is $13, but it should be $11.81 and I haven't been able to find any posts where this is resolved.

    Would changing the tax rate to 9.09% be the most straight forward solution?

    $130 / 11 = 11.81
    $130 * .0909 = 11.81

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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    First specify the basis for sales tax calculation:

    Click on Configuration > My Store to access the My Store screen.

    Set the following fields to

    Basis of Product Tax - Shipping
    Basis of Shipping Tax - Shipping
    Display Prices with Tax - true

    Add a tax class:

    Click on Locations/Taxes > Tax Classes to access the Tax Classes screen.

    set Tax Class Title to Taxable Goods



    Add a tax rate:

    Click on Locations/Taxes > Tax Rates to access the Tax Rates screen.

    Then set

    Tax Class to Taxable Goods
    Zone to Australia
    Tax Rate 10%
    Description GST


    Then in Locations/Taxes > Zones set all Aussie states and territories to country Australia.

    That should be it.

    Works for my 3 stores without fail. No taxes added to the total if the customer is from any country other than the Land of Oz.

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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    hi guys i am only new to zen cart

    i have set up all the zones and gst being 10%

    but when i add a product i enter the price being $10ex gst. it adds 10% making it $11 inc gst.

    thats fine

    when i go to preview the product it has the price as being $11.71

    can someone please tell me why its doing this
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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    Hi,

    The solution is simple. Go to Localization - > currencies. Set the Value column to 1 for Australian Dollar and make it as default.

    Have any other issues PM me.

    vikram

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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    Hi everyone.

    How would you go about adding the words "Tax Invoice" to the zen-cart invoice.
    at the moment I have it under Configuration > My Store > Store Address and Phone.

    the only problem is it appears on the contact us page.

    anyone been able to achieve this.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Australian GST (goods and services tax)

    Quote Originally Posted by tenthilltoys View Post
    Hi everyone.

    How would you go about adding the words "Tax Invoice" to the zen-cart invoice.
    at the moment I have it under Configuration > My Store > Store Address and Phone.

    the only problem is it appears on the contact us page.

    anyone been able to achieve this.

    Thanks
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