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We only charge sales tax to states where we have a physical store. Some states in the US require us to charge tax on shipping (a service, not a product) and some do not.

How can I specify which states Magento should charge tax for shipping to, and which not to charge shipping tax to?

I haven't been able to find an extension that does this, and all my searching results in Magento Go knowledgebase articles.

Does anyone else have a way to do this, or do you just charge tax on all or none of the shipping, regardless of state/region?

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This article is for Magento 1.8, but this hasn't changed much between 1.6 and 1.8.

http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ce18-and-ee113-tax-config-us

EDIT: Answer from below: So I think I understand the problem, and I think stock functionality should do this. You create two Tax Rules (tax with shipping, and tax without shipping_, and either select just "taxable goods" or select both "taxable goods" and "shipping."

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  • That doesn't really address my question. I have multiple tax zones and rules set up, and it works well for Products. When it comes to shipping tax, I need to be able to exempt orders to some states, but not orders to other states. – David Wilkins Jul 23 '14 at 16:32
  • Yeah, should have read more closely. So I think I understand the problem, and I think stock functionality should do this. You create two Tax Rules (tax with shipping, and tax without shipping_, and either select just "taxable goods" or select both "taxable goods" and "shipping." – JasonS Jul 23 '14 at 16:40
  • I think I see what you're saying...I'll give it a try – David Wilkins Jul 23 '14 at 17:24
  • That is exactly it! I'm going to accept this answer, can you please edit your answer to include the solution? – David Wilkins Jul 23 '14 at 17:36

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