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Configure Shipping Tax Rates for Highest Value Product & Most Weighed Product in Magento

Configure Shipping Tax RatesMagento content management system makes it easy to meet regional tax requirements and it can also be used with any shipping method. This tutorial is the last part of the Tax on Shipping series and will deal with setting shipping tax on the highest valued product and most weighted product.

Steps to Determine the Highest Value in the Shopping Cart

The following method determines the highest value product in the shopping cart and applies the tax rate on that product only.

  • Log in to your Magento store backend after entering the correct credentials
  • From the Admin Panel, select System > Configuration
  • In the Configuration Panel on the left, under Sales, select Tax (VAT)
  • Click to expand the Tax on Shipping section and carryout the following steps under this section:
  1. Set Enabled to Yes
  2. Set Totaling algorithm to ‘Highest value in the cart
  • Click the Save Config button to save the changes made

Steps to Check the Result Inside the Shopping Cart

  • From the store, log in to your customer account
  • Add Product A and Product B, in the shopping cart and go to checkout
  • Set Quantity of Product A to 10, inorder to make the subtotal greater than the price of Product B
  • Set Country to ‘India’ in the Estimate Delivery and Vat section
  • Enter the Postal Code and click the Get a Quote button
  • Select the Delivery Method and click the Update Total link

Steps to Determine the Weight Proportion in the Shopping Cart

The following method uses the proportional weight of each line inorder to determine the shipping tax.

  • Log in to your Magento store backend after entering the correct credentials
  • From the Admin Panel, select System > Configuration
  • In the Configuration Panel on the left, under Sales, select Tax (VAT)
  • Click to expand the Tax on Shipping section and carryout the following steps under this section:
  1. Set Enabled to Yes
  2. Set Totaling algorithm to ‘Highest value in the cart
  • Click the Save Config button to save the changes made

Steps to Check the Result Inside the Shopping Cart

  • From the store, log in to your customer account
  • Add Product A and Product B, in the shopping cart and go to checkout
  • Set Quantity of Product A to 10, inorder to make the subtotal greater than the price of Product B
  • Set Country to ‘India’ in the Estimate Delivery and Vat section
  • Enter the Postal Code and click the Get a Quote button
  • Select the Delivery Method and click the Update Total link

If you are unable to configure Tax on Shipping settings in your Magento store, then either follow the steps once again carefully or Request a Quote with us. Our Magento team of developers will assist you in the process.

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