Create Tax Rates for Square Online

DISCLAIMER: Tax compliance is your responsibility. We do not guarantee the applicability or accuracy of our tax tools. If you have any questions about your tax obligations, you should consult a professional tax advisor.

The tax tools built into your online store help take the guesswork out of charging sales tax and make it simple to set up and manage tax rates. Customers in the United States can take advantage of the automatic tax calculator for US shipments. Canadian customers can use the pre-populated country and province taxes, and customers in other locations can manually add tax rates by country.

Note: Tax settings from your Square account do not sync to your Square Online. You’ll need to set up taxes specifically for online purchases in Settings > Taxes.

Create Tax Rates

Taxes for areas outside of the US and Canada are charged at the country level only, and must be created manually. The tax rates should be configured based on where the buyer of the goods or services is located.


To create taxes for other countries:

  • Go to Settings > Taxes.
  • In the Tax Rates area, click Add tax rate, or if you already have a shipping rule for the country, click Set Up.
  • Select a country from the dropdown menu and enter the appropriate info in the Country Tax Rate. Add a name for the tax rate, and click save to apply your changes.

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