With the Square app, you can add applicable taxes to individual items or entire sales. Square’s fees are taken out of the total amount of each transaction, including tax and tip. 

To track your taxable and non-taxable sales, visit your online Square Dashboard.

Manage Tax Settings Online

  1. Visit Taxes in your online Square Dashboard
  2. Click Create Tax at the top-right of the page.
  3. Enter the tax information and make sure to toggle Enable Tax on. Note: You can choose to Add Tax to Item Price, which adds the tax as a separate line item to the price, or Include Tax in Item Price, which shows one amount – the combined sales tax and item price.
  4. Click Save

To adjust the items you’d like a specific tax applied to, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit Items in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click an item and check the box next to the tax rate(s) you’d like to apply.

Note: Taxes will automatically apply to sales where a custom amount is entered. To disable taxes for custom amounts visit your tax settings in the Register App.

Manage Tax In-App

With the Square app, you can create multiple tax rates and customize how tax is applied to your items. 

Edit taxes before a sale

  1. Tap the icon below to visit your in-app Settings:three horizontal lines
  2. Tap Settings > Tax
  3. On an iPhone, tap the + icon in the top-right corner. On an iPad, tap Add a New Tax, and on an Android device, tap Create Tax
  4. Enter the tax information and toggle on Enabled to automatically apply this tax at checkout. 
  5. Tap Applicable Items to choose which items this tax will automatically apply to. Toggle on Custom Amounts to apply this tax to amounts entered at the time of a sale.
  6. Tap the back arrow > Item Pricing. Select if this tax will be included in item prices or added to a price at the time of sale.
  7. Make sure to save your updates.

Edit taxes at the time of sale

  1. From the Square app, tap Current Sale and tap an item.
  2. Under Taxes, toggle applicable tax rates on or off.

Note: From the Sale screen, you can also tap Tax to view all tax rates applied to the current sale. Tap the red minus icon to remove a tax rate from applicable items within the sale.

You can enable your employees to edit taxes at the time of a sale through your employee permissions.

Disable Tax In-App

  1. Tap the icon below to visit your in-app Settings:three horizontal lines
  2. Tap Settings > Tax and select the tax you’d like to remove.
  3. Toggle off Enabled or tap Remove Tax to delete it. 
  4. Save your changes.

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