How to collect sales tax from customers?

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I'm building my online store handpickedgifts.synthasite.com, just added a few products to the catalog and in the process of adding some more when I got this doubt- I understood from another answer that I need to include the shipping cost to the price of the product since shipping cost cannot be listed separately. But how do I collect sales tax for my products? I reside in N.C. and should collect ST from NC customers. Any suggestion as to how I do this?
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Peter

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Hello Charesi,

I would use the Countryname and the Zip-code for establishing the location for adding ST.

Add a line to your online invoice explaining this requirement (and remember that there will also be a service fee added by PayPal or whoever for the increment)

This then would be added to the Total for the bill.

I think that I understand your question and hope this answer helps?
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Thanks Peter. But when the customer clicks on the shopping cart on my site, they are directly taken to paypal where they complete the transaction. So, where can I include the ST to get the total amount? Is there a provision in paypal to do so?
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Peter

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I understand.

I don't have an answer on that aspect for you. Sorry. Maybe another user has information on that? Is there a help file with Terms and Conditions associated with PayPal widget?

If they don't would you consider adding the note to all transactions at the entry? The customer then would have to take the responsibility with compliance of including the sales tax. Messy I think
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Hi Charresi,

The Online Store widgets on SynthaSite currently don't have a feature where you can include tax, shipping etc. We are hoping to add more functionality to the PayPal widgets in the future.

If you would like to add this feature to your site, you can customize the buttons on PayPal.com, copy the embed code and add it to your site using the HTML widget. You can find more information on this link: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/web...