Manage Sales Tax Settings for Square Online
Taxes for online sales can be confusing, especially if you receive orders from various locations. With Square Online, setting up and managing your online tax settings has never been easier.
The amount of sales tax charged on an online purchase is determined by applying the tax rate to the total price of taxable items in an order. Depending on business needs, you can include tax in the item price, charge tax on shipping and delivery fees, and use item-level tax rates for collection, local delivery and self-serve orders.
Note: Tax settings from your Square account do not sync to Square Online.
Learn more about other Square Online settings beyond taxes.
Create Tax Rates
Taxes for most countries (except 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 tax rates:
From your Square Online Overview page, go to Settings > Sales Taxes or Shared Settings > Sales Taxes.
Select Add tax rate.
Select a country from the drop-down menu and enter the Country Tax Rate.
Add a name for the tax rate. This will be shown to your customers.
Select Save when finished.
Configure Other Tax Settings
If you don’t see your tax settings appear on your Square Online site, there are a few things to consider that could be the cause:
Taxes are included in your item prices: Be sure the Taxes are included in item prices option isn’t ticked if you don’t want them included.
Items are marked as tax exempt: Update multiple items at once for sales taxes using the bulk editing method.
The website hasn’t been republished: Any time you update tax settings, a good practice is to republish your website from the Square Online site editor.
DISCLAIMER: Although we’ve built a powerful tax calculation system for Square, Square cannot offer any tax advice or consultation services. 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, consider consulting a professional tax adviser.