Wix Retail POS: Managing Tax Collection in Your Store

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  • This article is about Wix Retail POS tablet for brick & mortar stores. 
  • For info on using POS on a mobile device, click here.
Merchants are generally required to collect tax for their sales. Make sure you abide by your local tax laws by setting up the appropriate tax rules for your business. After the rules are set up, you can decide how to apply them to specific POS sales.
In this article, learn how to:

Setting Up Tax Rates

To collect tax with the Wix POS solution, you need to first set up tax rules in the Wix Stores dashboard. You have two options:
  • Enter your zip code or postal code in your site's Business Info before you start setting up tax rates. Learn more about adding your business info.
  • Different tax rules apply in different regions. Consult with an accountant or with your local tax authority for specific information relevant for your store.  

Enabling or Disabling Tax for POS Sales

In the POS dashboard, you can turn tax collection on or off. This can come in handy if you are using your tablet in another location where you are not required to collect tax.
When enabled, the tax is added and you can see the rate in the cart.

To enable tax collection:

  1. Open the POS tablet.
  2. Tap the Menu icon  at the bottom left.
  3. Tap the Settings tab.
  4. Tap the Tax tab. 
  5. Tap the Collect Tax toggle to enable it.
  6. If you have more than one tax rule set up, select the rate you want to apply in the POS solution:
    1. Tap Manage next to Active Tax Rate.
    2. Tap to select the rate.
    3. Tap Save.

Changing Tax Settings for a Particular Sale

If you need to make an exception to the regular way you collect tax, you can enable or disable tax collection during checkout. In addition, if you set up tax in the Wix dashboard for more than one location, you can select a different location for a particular sale. 
  1. Open the POS tablet. 
  2. Tap Checkout on the bottom bar.
  3. Add the relevant products to cart.
  4. Tap Tax.
  5. Tap the toggles to enable or disable the tax rule for this sale.
  6. Tap Go to Tax Settings to select a different tax rate if you have created more than one rate.
  7. Tap Apply.
It's not possible to add tax after you've completed POS transaction.

Selling Products Taxed at Different Tax Rates

Some countries tax certain products at different rates. For example, there might be a lower tax rate for basic food products or a higher tax rate for alcohol. 
To collect the correct tax when selling products taxed at different rates, you must set up tax groups in your Wix dashboard.
After you create tax groups and assign all your products to the correct one, tax is automatically calculated correctly during checkout. 
Learn how to set up tax groups using manual tax calculation or automatic tax calculation.
When adding new products to your store which are taxed at a special rate, make sure to assign them to the correct tax group. If not assigned, new products receive the General Tax Group. 

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