Creating a Tax Profile / Charging Sales, VAT, & other Taxes

Tax Options

PayKickstart offers a few different ways to charge a sales or VAT tax to your customers.

#1. Our Taxamo Integration (learn more)

#2. PayKickstart Integration Tax System

  • *NOTE: With both our internal Vat system and the integration with Taxamo, you have the ability to not charge the customer if they provide a VAT ID.

PayKickstart Tax Options:

Default tax Profiles:

PayKickstart offers a way to charge a tax to your customers without having to use a 3rd party tax integration. To use our internal tax system go to Campaigns >> Tax Profiles.

You will see three "Default" tax profiles. US, Canadian and European Union default tax profiles.

  • Sales Tax will charge the SAME percentage to every customer (regardless of their location). If you use our default sales tax profile, we will automatically charge by default your local state's tax rate (specified in My Profile section - for US vendors only). You can always create your own custom sales tax profile and charge any percentage you would like.
  • VAT Tax will be dynamic based and charge a customer based on their IP Address or Country they specify on the checkout page. Our default VAT Tax profile is updated every month with the most recent Tax rates per EU country. You alternatively can create a custom profile and specify any tax percentage you would like for any country you would like.

When you enable VAT tax on your checkout pages, we offer real-time VAT number validation, for when the customer enters a valid VAT #, then VAT is not charged at checkout.


Custom Tax Profiles:

To create a new Tax Profile, click on New Profile. Then give it a unique name and select the type of tax profile you would like to work with.

Sales Tax:

If you select Sales Tax, you will want to specify the tax % that every customer will be charged at checkout.

VAT Tax:

If you select VAT Tax, you can enable/disable which countries you would like to apply a tax to.

*NOTE: With both our internal Vat system and the integration with Taxamo, you have the ability to not charge the customer if they provide a VAT ID.

You may also click the "Add Country" button if you would like to charge customers from any specific Country a specific tax.

US States:

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Custom US state tax profiles will charge the customer based on the customer’s location(State).

PayKickstart will automatically offer the default state tax rates, but vendors are able to set a custom tax rate for each state if they would like.

Canadian Tax:

If you select Canadian Tax, you can enable/disable which provinces you would like to apply a tax to.

Custom Countries Tax:

Custom tax allows you to add countries and set a country-wide tax rate.

After you have created your Tax Profile(s), go to Campaigns >> Edit Product settings and select the tax profile you would like to apply to that product.

It will look something like this on your Checkout page.

*NOTE: With both our internal Vat system and the integration with Taxamo, you have the ability to not charge the customer if they provide a VAT ID.

Customers will now be charged  the selected tax rate based on the tax profile used for the product.

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