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Do we still have to manually add US taxes (state, local)?

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It's been a while since I had a US client with Commerce needs. Do folks know if it's still the case that you have to manually set up each and every single state and local tax rate? No ability to bulk upload, and no integration with some kind of central spreadsheet that sets it up for you? I heard some murmurings that TaxJar or another extension would do this but I can't seem to see any info about that.

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1 hour ago, usingmyhead said:

Do folks know if it's still the case that you have to manually set up each and every single state and local tax rate?

It's exactly the same today Miko 😢

There's a recent discussion on the Circle forum.


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7 hours ago, paul2009 said:

It's exactly the same today Miko 😢

There's a recent discussion on the Circle forum.

Does the advanced commerce option offer automated tax calculator based upon zip code? Or in the advanced option does it require manual inputs of state and province tax as well?

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I can't believe that in 2020 I still have to enter over 700 lines of sales tax values just for one state (WA) manually! Has no one written any kind of Excel or CSV import feature for this platform? I'm on their most expensive plan, and yet I will have to devote about 8 hours to copy and paste (one OR a few Zip codes at a time!!) to get the sales tax into this. If I had known this up front I probably would have gone with a different platform, but it's too late now. Any suggestions?

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Georgia has 970 sales tax regions. I was shocked to discover I'd have to manually enter those, all of them, to open my store here. This seems like such a basic feature that I didn't discover I'd have to do this until just after the 14 day refund window closed. It was literally the last thing we had to do before going live.

We ended up postponing the opening a week and moving the store to one of the several competitors that offer automated sales tax calculation. I closed the account here and just had to eat the full year I pre-payed of the highest tier here. And considering the time I would have had to spend entering and proofreading 1000 tax rates, I think I still came out ahead.

Still, I'm shocked. Never in a million years would I have guessed SquareSpace, who I considered to be the leader in this sort of thing, would make me do this.

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So if I'm trying to set up a commerce site to sell to the contiguous United States (48 states)... I'd have to input the zipcode rules for all 48 states?! Tried to contact TaxJar and that isn't even available until Mid-September. email.thumb.JPG.68824de59a01aa351a6592aa87b768e7.JPG

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