close ad
Databridge V2 with MySQLi support IS Now Available!
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

Tax being calculated before discount

Thread began 2/15/2010 9:53 am by adam106173 | Last modified 2/23/2010 5:59 pm by adam106173 | 6693 views | 11 replies

Eric Mittman

The more I think about this the more I question the validity of applying the taxes and discounts like this.

For example, lets say you have a single item in your cart that should be taxed and that items amount is $5. Lets also assume that you have another $40 product that does not have tax applied and the user has a coupon that is giving them $20 off, what value would you apply your tax rate to?

If you applied tax on the $5 this would be the amount before the discount. You could not subtract the discount amount from this $5 so you would need some way to determine the discounted item price for the taxable items. Since the discount is not applied on a per item basis you would not be able to do this without an equation to determine how to get the new discounted price for the taxable items. Tax will be charged based on the items price, either discounted or whole. Taking the discount into consideration with the tax does not fit the scenario you are working with.

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question





Ease of use


security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...