Got some good news to share today. It’s always exciting to make announcements via the blog. We can’t always post super helpful stuff about how to collect sales tax in Virginia or why Amazon collects sales tax the way they do in Pennsylvania.
Today we’re launching TaxJar in the Shopify app store. So for all of your sellers on Shopify out there (and there are a ton of you), get psyched because the magic of TaxJar is now possible! Read on and find out how to connect Shopify to TaxJar.
Who cares about Shopify sales tax?
Fair question. Let me respond. If you’re an eCommerce merchant that despises sales tax then you should care. It’s no mystery that sales tax compliance is pretty much a nightmare. Shopify does a great job with the first part of compliance – collecting sales tax during a transaction. Look at TaxJar as your hero for everything else.
First we group all of the states that you collect sales tax in through Shopify on our nifty dashboard (screenshot below). We show you how much in sales tax you’ve collected as well as your next due date. If you collect sales tax on more than one platform (like eBay or Amazon) we’ll combine all of the data together for you.
Then we provide you with local sales tax reports that are customized to exactly what the states ask for when you file your sales tax returns. Check out the screen below. It’s a sample of what a customer would see if they were collecting sales tax in Ohio. It’s all of the data that merchant needs automatically. No more manually having to do spreadsheets and mapping sales to local sales tax jurisdictions!
Signup is Simple
Connecting your Shopify store to TaxJar is easy. All you need to do is to go the Shopify app store and click the “Get App” button. Here’s another screenshot for you.
Then all you need to do is just type in the name of your store’s subdomain and you’re done! We’ll send you an email when your sales data has been downloaded.
TaxJar is free for 30 days. And you don’t even have to enter a credit card to try it. Beyond 30 days we charge based on how many transactions you’re doing per month.
For much more about how TaxJar and Shopify work together, see our new Sales Tax 101 for Shopify Sellers guide.