Why is tax added to the checkout price?

Various countries require a collection of value-added taxes for online sales. Some countries issue corporate use VAT ID, and if you use that ID during checkout, VAT will not be applied to the price. Depending on the country VAT can be known as GST (goods and services tax).

Here is the list of countries that require VAT (or other taxes):

  • EU Countries (15% – 30%)
  • United States (depending on customer location, some states can have more than one tax added, counties and cities may require taxes)
  • Switzerland (7.7%)
  • Singapore (7%)
  • Belarus (20%)
  • Chile (19%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Canada / Quebec (9.975%)
  • Norway (25%)
  • Iceland (24%)
  • South Korea (10%)
  • Russia (20%)
  • New Zealand (15%)
  • Japan (10%)
  • Taiwan (5%)
  • Australia (10%)
  • India (18%)
  • Turkey (18%)
  • South Africa (15%)

The list of countries and states will be expanded in the future, depending on the local VAT, GST (or other sales tax) laws. Values provided in this list can be changed at any time, and they are an approximation only. Other countries might have taxes that are not listed here. The real tax rate is displayed at checkout.

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