Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Taxes settings, part of WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads (2013).
Because the products you can sell through Easy Digital Downloads are either…digital downloads or virtual services, the Tax section for the plugin is vastly…simplified from what you normally see in an ecommerce application.…This is because in most cases digital products and services are either taxed…based on your location or in some cases not taxed at all.…Even so, I strongly recommend consulting a tax professional before setting up…your tax configuration.…The last thing you want is to break a tax law while running your ecommerce site.…
To enable taxes you need to check the Enable Taxes button, and then you need to…enter the Tax Rate you want to use, for example 6.5 or 12.5 or whatever your tax rate is.…Then you have to decide who you want to apply that tax to. You can apply it to…everyone or to local residents only.…This is because depending on where you live, the tax law will be different.…In some jurisdictions you have to apply sales tax to everyone who buys a product,…but in others you may only have to apply sales tax to local residents, either in…
Want to learn more about ecommerce with WordPress before jumping in? Check out the first course in this series where Morten explores other WordPress solutions, WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts.
- What is Easy Digital Downloads?
- Installing Easy Digital Downloads
- Setting up your store
- Configuring payment options
- Adding product data
- Testing the customer experience
- Receiving and managing orders
- Creating reports and discount codes