Dynamic Tax Rates?

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    Asked on August 07, 2015 at 06:34 PM


    I am also trying to figure out to calculate a Dynamic Tax Rates based on the Address that he or she provides.   I know how to do some if statements or conditional formatting, but Tax Rates are important for us since we have been hit big time in the past about it. 




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    Answered on August 07, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Yes, this is possible directly in our Payment Tools. But before you would be able to set them up, you need to have an Address field on your form.

    When you have an address field, you can simply open up your Payment Tool's wizard by clicking on its wand-shaped icon, and clicking Next, Next, Next until you reach the Taxes button.

    In the small popup that will appear, you can enter a base tax rate, as well as any product exemptions. Under exemptions, you can set up exemptions based on the State or Country selected in the Address field.

    I hope this helps. I am not sure if it would be possible to set this up along the distance-based delivery fee calculating, from your other thread.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered on August 07, 2015 at 11:29 PM
    This is not what i was looking for. Every city has different tax rates and different states as well. I am want something that would update automatically? Plus i am not using the product feature so i cant use that feature. My paypal is done with custom fields so that won't work.
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    Answered on August 08, 2015 at 01:06 AM

    If I understand you correctly, you would like to have all your city and country taxes dynamically pulled by JotForm from some external database, without you having to worry about entering or updating these taxes.

    I have looked at our available widgets and apps, and we do not seem to have any widgets available at this time that would automatically update country and city taxes. We only support manual entrance and editing of any specific country/city taxes directly in the Payment Tool, as described in our guide on How to Add Tax to Your Payment Form.

    I hope this helps.