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#1 bigbluesquid



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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:44 AM

I've read about various (unsuccessful) solutions to this problem on the forum but my tax over-ride problem is very simple.

I haven't set a tax code in my profile because I don't want a site-wide code. I want each product to have it's own code.

I added the following line to my cart button form:
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="2.62">

I have also tried:
<input type="hidden" name="tax_cart" value="2.62">

Neither of these work. I have also tried setting a site-wide tax code in my profile and then tried both lines again in my cart button but that doesn't work either.

Entire Code:
<form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">

<input type="image" src="http://www.bigbluesquid.com/graphics/addtobasket.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it\'s fast, free and secure!">

<input type="hidden" name="add" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="blah@blah.com">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Camera-ss0123">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="99.99">
<input type="hidden" name="tax_cart" value="2.62">
<input type="hidden" name="page_style" value="Primary">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.blah.com/blah.htm">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="GBP">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="GB">

Any suggestions why this simply doesn't work?
It's cut and pasted out of the PayPal menu but the tax simply doesn't appear in the basket.
I've tried technical support by telephone 4 times but everytime they cut me off before getting through and the only response by e-mail was 'go download the manual'.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks! :D

#2 ron


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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:39 AM

Tax doesn't show up until the last page - it doesn't show up on the first page during checkout.


#3 bigbluesquid



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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:44 AM

On the Secure Checkout page it gives the total and postage and packing:

Amount: £12.76 GBP
Postage & Packing: £0.00 GBP
Total Amount: £12.76 GBP

If the tax is only added when you sign up to PayPal it will be a huge difference in Total.
Is there any way of showing the tax at the Checkout?

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