How to Configure The Default Tax Destination In Magento 2

On the previous article, we provided information about Tax Classes insight And How To Configure Tax Classes In Magento 2 admin panel. In this article, we will describe the detail of Default Tax Destination and a tutorial on how to configure Default Tax Destination in Magento 2 admin panel for tax calculations.

 

  1. What is the Default Tax Destination in Magento 2?

 

Default Tax Destination is the settings that decide the country, state, and ZIP or postal code that is used as the basis of tax calculations.

Default Tax Destination Calculation in Magento 2
Default Tax Destination Calculation
  1. Tutorial on configuring the Default Tax Destination in Magento 2

 

To configure the Default Tax Destination for tax calculations, you have to follow these steps:

On admin sidebar, click Stores. Under Settings, click Configure. On the left of the panel under Sales, click Tax. Open the Default Tax Destination Calculation, uncheck the Use system value checkboxes and edit these options as needed:

  • Default Country: the country where tax calculations are based.
  • Default State: the state that is used as the basis of tax calculations.
  • Default Post Code: the postal code or ZIP code which is used as the premise of local tax calculations.

Click Save after completed.

Above is an insight about the Default Tax Destination and tutorial on how to configure the Default Tax Destination in Magento 2 admin panel for tax calculations. We hope that you can find useful information and know how to handle the tax calculations for your web store. If you have other ways to configure or have any question, feel free to leave a comment or contact us directly. In the next article, we will provide pieces of information about EU Place of Supply for Digital Goods. Keep following Magestandard to read more Magento 2 article.

An Insight Into Tax Classes And How To Configure Tax Classes In Magento 2

Store administrators can assign Tax Classes to customers, products, and shipping. As I said in the previous article, the shopping cart of each customer would be analyzed and calculated the appropriate tax according to the class of the customer, the class of the products in the cart, and the region. When the tax rule is defined, new tax classes can be created.

Store administrators can create as many customer tax classes as they need, and assign them to customer groups. For example, in some locales, wholesale transactions are not taxed, but retail sales are. You can assign members of the Wholesale Customer group with the Wholesale tax class.

Store manager use Product classes in calculations to decide the correct tax rate is applied in the shopping cart. Each created product will be assigned to a specific tax class. For example, food might not be taxed, or be taxed at a different rate.

Store administrators have to designate a specific product tax class for shipping if their stores charge an additional shipping tax. Then in the configuration, specify it as the shipping tax class.

In Sales Configuration, store owners can set the shipping tax class, and the default tax classes for products and customers.

Tax Classes in Magento 2
Tax Classes

Follow these steps to configure tax classes:

On the admin sidebar, click Stores. Under Settings, click Configuration. On the left of the panel under Sales, click Tax. Open Tax Classes tab, then select the tax class for each of the following:

  • Set Tax Class for Shipping
  • Default Tax Class for Product
  • Default Tax Class for Customer

Click Save after completed.

Above is an article on tax classes and how to configure tax classes in Magento 2. We hope that you can find useful information about tax classes in this article. If you have any question, feel free to leave a comment. Keep tracking Magestandard for more useful Magento 2 article.

 

An Insight Into Taxes And Tax Rules In Magento 2

In this section of this guideline, we will provide a tutorial on how to set up taxes following the locale requirements. Store administrators can set tax classes for products and customer groups, and generate tax rules that combine product and customer classes, tax zones, and rates. Furthermore, there are some advanced topics such as setting up fixed product taxes, compound taxes, and how to display consistent prices across regions, collect a value-added tax.

To define taxes, Magento provides a variety of selections. Tax classes define tax rules, and tax rules are a blend of a Product Class, a Customer Class, a Tax Zone and Rate. Magento also supports the VAT calculation, for b2b transactions in the EU.

Each customer is assigned to a customer class, and each product is assigned to a product class. The shopping cart of each customer will be analyzed, Magento calculates the appropriate tax according to the customer and product classes, and the region.

taxes and tax rules in magento 2
Tax Rules

Step 1: Input the Tax Rule form

On the admin sidebar click Stores. Under Taxes, click Tax Rules. In the upper-right, click Add New Tax Rule. In Tax Rule information, enter a Name and choose the Tax Rate that applies to the rule.

Follow these steps if you need to edit an existing tax rate:

  • Hover to the tax rate, click the Pencil icon
  • Edit the form as you wished and click Save
Taxes and tax rules in magento 2
Tax Rule Information

To enter tax rates, follow one of these methods:

Method 1: Enter Tax Rates Manually

Click Add New Tax Rate, fill the form and click Save

taxes and tax rules in magento 2
New Tax Rate

Method 2: Complete the Additional Settings

Click the Additional Settings and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Customer Tax Class to which the rule applies.
  • To edit a customer tax class, click the Pencil icon to edit the form, then Save it.
  • To generate a new tax class, click Add New Tax Class, fill the form and Save it.
  1. Select the Product Tax Class to which the rule applies.
  • To edit a product tax class, click the Pencil icon to edit the form and click Save.
  • To create a new tax class, click Add New Tax Class, fill the form and click Save.
  1. When more than one tax applies, enter a number into the Priority field to indicate the priority of this tax.
  2. Check the Calculate off Subtotal Only checkbox, if you want taxes to be based on the order subtotal.
  3. Enter a number into the Sort Order field to indicate the order of this tax rule when listed with others.
taxes and tax rules in magento 2
Additional Settings

Click Save Rule after completed

What Inside The Configuration of Magento 2

Every configuration setting in Magento Open Source is  listed as field descriptions in the online Configuration Reference. Read this article to learn how to apply configuration settings to specific store views: An useful information about Scope in Magento 2

Configuration of Magento 2
Configuration

In this article, we will provide the Configuration Tabs in Magento 2 and how to open every single tab.

General:

Stores > Settings > Configuration > General

This tab contains basic configuration settings for the store, URLs, theme, email addresses, store contacts, currency, editor, and dashboard reports. There are 9 options in this tab: General, Web, Design, Currency Setup, Store Email Addresses, Contacts, Reports, Content Management, New Relic Reporting.

Catalog:

System > Configuration > Catalog

It controls product and inventory settings, controls sitemap and RSS feed generation, and indicates the email template that is used to share products information with friends. There are 5 options in this tab: Catalog, Inventory, XML Sitemap, RSS Feeds, Email to a Friend

Customers:

System > Configuration > Customers

It controls basic customer account and login options, newsletter settings, wish list, and the format of auto-generated coupon codes. There are 5 options in this tab: Newsletter, Customer Configuration, Wish List, Promotions, Persistent Shopping Cart.

Sales:

System > Configuration > Sales

It controls checkout and tax settings, payment and shipping options, sales email and PDF print-outs, and Google API settings. There are 10 options in this tab: Sales, Sales Emails, PDF Print-outs, Tax, Checkout, Shipping Settings, Multishipping Settings, Shipping Methods, Google API, Payment Methods.

Services:

System > Configuration > Services

It configures Magento API settings, including SOAP and OAuth. There are 2 options in this tab: Magento Web API and OAuth.

Advanced

System > Configuration > Advanced

It controls default Admin settings, various system configuration settings, advanced module controls, and developer tools. There are 3 options in this tab: Admin, System, Developer.

Above is a full describe the configuration of Magento 2. If you have any question or want to edit the article, feel free to comment. See you in the next article: Inside Taxes of Magento 2.

How To Use A Custom Admin URL in Magento 2

As a security best practice, the default “admin” link or “backend” link is not recommended for your Magento 2 platform web store. Instead of that, you should use custom Admin URL. It will not completely protect your web store from a bad actor, but at least it will avoid to be gain unauthorized access from bad script.

Before executing a custom Admin URL, check with your hosting provider . Some hosting providers require a standard URL to meet firewall protection rules.

In a general Magento installation, the Admin URL and path is under the Magento base URL. The Admin path is one directory under the root.

Default Base URL

http://yourdomain.com/magento/

Default Admin URL and Path

http://yourdomain.com/magento/admin

You can edit the Admin URL and path to another location, however if you have any mistake in editing progress, the access to admin will be removed, and must be fixed from the server. So do not do it by yourself unless you know how to edit configuration files on the server.

Method 1: Change from the Magento Admin

  1. On the Admin sidebar, click Stores. Under Settings, click Configuration. On the left of the panel under Advanced, click Admin
  2. Open the Admin Base URL tap and follow these steps:
  • Uncheck all Use system value checkboxes
  • Set Use Custom Admin URL to “Yes”
  • Input the Custom Admin URL in the following example: http://yourdomain.com/magento/

The Admin URL must be in the same Magento installation, and have the same document root as the storefront.

  • Set Custom Admin Path to “Yes”
  • Input the Custom Admin Path. The path that you enter is appended to the Custom Admin URL after the last forward slash: sample_custom_admin
Admin Base URL Custom Admin URL In Magento 2
Admin Base URL
  1. Click Save after completing
  2. Sign out then log back using the new Admin URL and path.

Method 2: Change from the Server Command Line

Use notepad or any text editor to open app/etc/env., edit the name of the [admin] path using lowercase only. Save the file.

Clear cache by System > Tools > Cache Management > Flush Magento Cache. Or delete the content of cache folder in var/cache folder.