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SalesTaxType

This type is used to show sales tax-related details for a tax jurisdiction. The concept of 'sales tax' is only applicable to eBay US and Canada (English and French) sites.

Types that use SalesTaxType:

Calls that use SalesTaxType:

Fields

SalesTaxAmount ( AmountType (double) ) [0..1]
The amount of sales tax calculated for an order line item based on the sale price and the sales tax rate for the buyer's tax jurisdiction. For a multiple line item order, the SalesTaxAmount returned at the order level will be the cumulative amount for all line items in the order.

GetItemTransactions can return incorrect sales tax if the name of a state is not abbreviated (e.g. if the value is "Illinois" rather than "IL") in TransactionArray.Transaction.Buyer.BuyerInfo.ShippingAddress.StateOrProvince.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use SalesTaxAmount.

SalesTaxPercent ( float ) [0..1]
This float value is the sales tax percentage rate applicable to the corresponding tax jurisdiction (US state or Canadian province). Sellers are responsible for providing accurate sales tax rates for each jurisdiction. This sales tax rate comes into play when a buyer from that tax jurisdiction makes a purchase from the seller. The value passed in is stored with a precision of 3 digits after the decimal point (##.###).

This field is only returned in order management calls if sales tax applies to the order line item, and is only in GetItem (and other 'Get' calls) if sales tax is applicable to the listing or order line item, and the seller is the person making the call.

Although this field will be returned at the order level in order management calls for a single line item order, sales tax is applied at the line item level and not order level. For multiple line item orders, this field will not be returned at all at the order level.

Note: Buyers in all 50 US states and DC are automatically charged sales tax for eBay purchases, and eBay collects and remits this sales tax to the proper taxing authority on the buyer's behalf. Because of this, if a sales tax percentage rate is applied to a listing by a seller in one of these states, this field will be ignored during the checkout process.

Currently, sales tax percentage rates can only be specified by sellers in Canada and 5 US territories, including American Samoa (AS), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Palau (PW), and Virgin Islands (VI).
See the Field Index to learn which calls use SalesTaxPercent.

SalesTaxState ( string ) [0..1]
This is the unique, two-digit identifier of the tax jurisdiction (such as 'CA' for California). To retrieve all two-digit identifiers for all states/territories/provinces for a site, a seller can either use a GetTaxTable call with DetailLevel set to ReturnAll, or they can use the GeteBayDetails call with DetailLevel name set to TaxJurisdiction. Please note that both GetTaxTable and GeteBayDetails calls use a JurisdictionID field to express these tax jurisdiction identifiers instead of SalesTaxState, but the values used in these fields are the same.

The SalesTaxState field is conditionally required in an Add/Revise/Relist/Verify call if the seller is applying sales tax to a listing for a particular jurisdiction, and is returned with each SalesTax container to identify the tax jurisdiction.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use SalesTaxState.

ShippingIncludedInTax ( boolean ) [0..1]
This field is included in an Add/Revise/Relist/Verify call and set to true if the seller wants sales tax for the jurisdiction to apply to the cumulative amount of item cost and shipping charges. This value defaults to false if not specified.

This field is always returned with the SalesTax container (whether true or false).

Note: Buyers in all 50 US states and DC are automatically charged sales tax for eBay purchases, and eBay collects and remits this sales tax to the proper taxing authority on the buyer's behalf. Because of this, if a sales tax percentage rate is applied to a listing by a seller in one of these states, this field will be ignored during the checkout process.

Currently, sales tax percentage rates can only be specified by sellers in Canada and 5 US territories, including American Samoa (AS), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Palau (PW), and Virgin Islands (VI).
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ShippingIncludedInTax.