**GalenWalker**Hello,

The sales tax feature doesn't seem to be calculating very accurately. I have the sales tax feature set for 8.75% (or 0.0875 in the JotForm field. So, sales tax on a purchase price of $55.00 should be $4.81. But JotForm is calculating sales tax on a $55.00 purchase as .05 cents.

Please advise if I am entering the sales incorrectly.

Thank you.

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**ashwin_d**Hello GalenWalker,

I did check the sales tax calculation and it seems to be calculating correctly. You need to input the "Base Rate" of tax in percentage "%" and it will calculate the tax as expected. Please check the screenshot below:

Please take a look at the following cloned form and see if it works as expected: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/41028310457951? Feel free to clone this form for a closer look. The following guide should help you in form cloning: https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

Hope this helps.

Do get back to us if you have any questions.

Thank you!

**GalenWalker**That is the part that is so confusing. What does "Base Rate" mean? Early

in a tech support e-mail I was told to use this formula: 0.0875. So,

that is what I did. But it didn't calculate correctly.

So, what, exactly, and in what syntax, do you want me to enter in that

field to make it work correctly?

*Galen**Walkery?**

*Cybertek**Training Centers Inc**

*Tel: 951-403-5122 / Fax: 951-346-3650 *

*www.cybertektc.net*

...- JotForm Support
**EltonCris**@GalenWalker

You have entered "0.0875" as the base rate, this is the decimal value of

**8.75**%. Note that base rate must be on the percentage value so you do not need to put its equivalent decimal value on the base rate field. Just enter**8.75**and that should fixed it.Hope this clarifies a bit. Thanks!