HST (Canada)

SmithCart > Tax

HST stands for Harmonized Sales Tax and is the emerging tax standard for Canadian Provinces.

To configure your cart for HST, navigate to the BuyNow module and select "Setup -> Tax" from the admin menu:

 

The following tax setup page will be displayed:

When you select HST as the tax option in your store the cart uses the tax table to look up the province and get the tax rate. HST is only charged for customers in your home province.

The tax method selected requires Tax Table to be configured. To manage Tax Tables, see the "Tax Table Management KB article.

HST Calculation and Display for Goods sold from HST Province

Subtotal = Total of all the items in the cart: (unit cost) x (quantity)

S&H = Shipping & Handling

HST = (Subtotal + S&H) x HST rate (found in the tax table for the province)

Note: Product prices should be entered exclusive of tax – meaning tax is not included in the product price when entering products in the product setup screen.