January 7, 2015 at 2:37 am 33513
Any news on release date? Our in-house developer is working on USA sale tax per-product and he is stating there are some tricky matters because WooCommerce, as a platform today did not conceive of the multi-vendor scenario. Due to the multivendor issue, we met yesterday to go over several data handling issues that are not minor and the way that we must obtain the shipping address data per product because of (multi-vendor related) limitations in WooCommerce itself. He requested that I contact Wedevs to discover if you are close to your solution as we would certainly prefer that to our internal solution. So, please advise on your date to release per-product tax.
January 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm 33544
It is very much complicated feature for that it is taking a bit longer time to complete. I can not confirm you about the release date. So, Please keep patience.
Thank you 🙂
January 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm 34901
Any update on this most needed feature?
January 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm 34902
Hello Tor B,
We are still working on it. Many more feature will be included in our next release. Please keep patience. We will release ass early as possible.
Thank you 🙂
January 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm 34903
Thanks for your answer. To be frank, I would rather have this very important feature as soon as possible – and the rest of your features later. I do not know what extra features you are planning, but the tax issue has halted my project completely. I cannot open the site without handling tax.
January 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm 34904
I can understand you. Many more customers are waiting for this feature. So we are working fast to release our update as early as possible.
Thank you for having patience.
January 26, 2015 at 4:09 am 35003
@Tor B In the USA, properly doing taxes is not a trivial matter. We are halted until we can finish our dev on this important feature and certainly hoped that wedevs would take it on before other things as well. We are hopeful that we will have our (USA only) tax plugin done by end of month because we need it so badly.
January 30, 2015 at 2:15 am 35340
Are you close to a solution? Or very long from a solution? Will it be 1 month? 6 months? 12 months? Any feedback is appreciated – not knowing anything at all is actually the worst scenario.
January 31, 2015 at 10:52 am 35403
Hello Tor B,
We are working on it. We will release our update with those feature within the month of March.
Thank you 🙂
February 8, 2015 at 6:40 am 36089
The Wedevs team continues their work to incorporate the many different features needed for the Dokan Multivendor marketplace. We are looking forward to the fruit of their labors. In the meanwhile, we have gone ahead and written our own plugins for several things including for taxes and tax on shipping. The first plugin, we think can be very helpful to the entire community as it addresses questions Tor has about multiple tax classes (per store and per item) and it addresses an issue that WE have here in the USA: tax on shipping. Some states require it, some states not.
We have placed screenshots of this plugin we call “DWH Multi-vendor Taxes for Dokan” and there is a contact form for interested parties included on that page of screenshots here
I will have a download available for this (free) plugin on Monday and you can contact me directly (via the contact form) for it. This plugin works for us with several different themes and we have fingers crossed that it will do a great job for everyone here and takes some pressure off Wedevs so they can concentrate on the many features and fixes that we all wish to have in the Dokan plugin.
February 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm 36122
Thank you very much for your efforts and being awesome!
March 25, 2015 at 12:19 am 39916
Everyone there s a very simple way to fix the tax/VAT issues. In Dashboard go to Woocommcerce,settings,taxes tab. There you will see and area called additional tax classes. For those of you in America, click in it, hit enter, type the states… all 50 of them. Yes it’s a pain in the ass but trust me.
To make a test to see what we’re doing here type just one state… the one you live in. I’m in Florida so I type Florida and save the page. Now you will see an additional hyperlinked menu item under taxes, right after zero rate rates that says… Florida 🙂 Now click Florida… Click Add Row and Enter state code, rate and tax name. State code is the two letter abbreviation so enter FL. tax rate here is 6% (yes you can also import a tax table from taxrate.com here as well, but for ease of explaining this were working with the concept, savvy?) The enter tax name, which is how it’ll appear on the checkout page, so enter Florida Sales Tax and save.
ok so when your clients are in their Dashboard and they add a product, then tell them to click on Inventory and at the bottom there is the box that has Tax Class. When they click it, it will show Florida (and every other state/VAT you enter there.). Have them pick the state their home office is in.
Now tax is tied to the product.. and vendor. So when someone checks out in that state (Florida) they get taxed. If their shipping address is outside Florida the Tax won’t show up in the checkout page.
That’s it everyone… simple… 🙂 But now I have an issue saying I can’t add more than one vendors products to the cart so gotta see what that is all about. Anyone have that issue?
March 25, 2015 at 12:30 am 39917
Ok fixed that too. I use parallel payments but flipped it to chained, undid single seller even though I don’t use chained, saved it. Flipped it back to parallel and it works. Weird it does this though. Lots of bugs in Dokan 🙁
March 25, 2015 at 1:30 am 39921
OMG that’s funny Sal–there are 50 states and thousands of tax jurisdictions! 🙂 Local, county, some of them even only cover half of a city and a portion of a zip code (special sales tax levies for building sports arenas etc). Rates change and “tax holidays” are provided (e.g. start of the school year or on a whim) with alarming frequency. Tax holidays are provided on some types of products but not others. Some products are taxed at different rates (in the same tax jurisdiction) and some are taxed based on price above (or below) a certain threshold in certain states but not in others. It really is a can of worms. Finally, in the USA there is the issue of “tax nexus” and there is no way in WooCommerce to deal with multiple nexus (multiple seller) tax locations.
In a single vendor store (for the whole site), what you suggest could work — using the tax tables provided for that single vendor’s state. In your state of Florida, sales tax (by law) must be collected based upon the buyer’s location, not the sellers location. A single rate in FL is not legal b/c you must consider all jurisdictions based on buyer. Note–other states are different on where you tax (store location is required in some, exact opposite of FL) and some give the seller some choice. You must consider all jurisdiction based on the buyer (back to issue of must have street address because this isn’t even zip code based).
One can download a tax table for use via WooCommerce for websites that are not multivendor and though those tables are a bit slow, they do the job– but not in a multivendor environment.
The USA tax (and some other countries) give the marketplace owner quite the can of worms (really the appropriate term) and we’re pretty pleased with ourselves for being able to provide a solution to it (no, not in Dokan, it is a plugin/addon). We are giving away (because it is much more simple) the non-USA plugin (see above) but we are beta testing the USA plugin and because of its complexity we will ultimately offer it as a supported product somewhere–either the folks at WeDevs can do it or we can provide via license.
March 25, 2015 at 1:45 am 39922
Yes the one state/one tax rate example I gave was strictly for a demo. You would have to create FL, then upload the csv file from taxrate.com that has it broken down by zip code, and do that for every single state. Quite the pain in the butt, but will work. I’d love to see your plugin. Can you email it to me?