Magento Community Edition, 1.9.x

General Tax Settings

The following instructions take you through the basic tax setup for your store. Before setting up your taxes, make sure that you are familiar with the tax requirements of your locale. Then, you can complete the tax configuration as needed for your store.

Admin permissions can be set to restrict access to tax resources, based on the business “need to know.” To create an Admin role with access to tax settings, select both the Sales/Tax and System/Tax resources. If setting up a website for a region that differs from your default shipping point of origin, you must also allow access to the System/Shipping resources for the role, because the shipping settings determine the store tax rate used for catalog prices.