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Domestic taxes have to be shown. What about foreign traffic. Aussies help me?

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#1   Ozmooseus

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:35

My site is an Australian business that is required by law to include 10% taxes in prices for domestic sales. My install is fine and it taxes local sales only. My question is regarding possible lost sales from foreign customers who see prices including the 10% tax until they log in. Quick browsing of my site would suggest to foreign visitors that my prices are 10% higher than reality until they commit and create and account. I am certain this is too late.

What is the best way to show tax free pricing to foreign traffic, while automatically showing GST inclusive pricing to locals? Is there an IP query method do this?


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#2   DunWeb

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 13:47

Ryan,

There isn't a way as far as I know. Either you are displaying products with taxes included or you are not. If you plan to sell outside of AUS, I suggest you NOT include taxes in your prices.



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#3   bugattibuilder

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 19:48

Or show both incl and ex pricing.

#4   DunWeb

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 20:43

Or show both incl and ex pricing.




That option would require some custom coding, but yes it could be done.



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#5   BryceJr

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:14

OR

A line in your page(s) stating "A 10% tax will be applied ONLY to domestic(Australian) orders. International orders are not subject to tax."

... or something similar.

Edited by BryceJr, 18 December 2011 - 11:15.


#6   14steve14

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:25

What about using http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8160 to show prices with and without tax.

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