Defining tax categories

Each type of tax that is used in your store (for example, state, provincial, or federal) must have its own category.


  1. Open WebSphere Commerce Accelerator
  2. WebSphere Commerce EnterpriseFrom the Store, select Change Tax. The Tax notebook opens.
  3. From the left navigation frame, click Categories.
  4. To add a category:
    1. In the New tax category field, type the name of the tax category. Be careful when you choose the name of your tax category. You can remove the category if it is not assigned to any product, but you cannot change the name of the tax category.
    2. Select the tax type of the category. Each category must be either a sales tax or a shipping tax type. Sales tax is charged on the total amount of the order. Shipping tax is charged on the shipping charges for the total order.
    3. Select Include tax as display price if you want to include the tax amount in the price that is displayed for the product. If you do not select this option, the tax amount is displayed separately.
    4. Click Add. The tax category is displayed in the Defined tax categories list.
    5. Repeat step 4 to add more tax categories.
  5. To delete a category, select the category, then click Remove.
  6. Click OK to save your settings and exit.
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