Our Total Sales/Accommodation Tax is 12.275%.
It consist of:
State Tax 2.9%
County Tax 3.475%
City Tax 5.9%
It would be great if we could set a combined tax of 12.275%, and then see a report that would show each of these three taxes separately - to know how much tax we own to each agency.
The best way is to create one tax for each -- that way it will be broken out on reports etc.
Is there a problem with showing the individual taxes somewhere vs. the rollup?
Yes, but then it shows three taxes and it freaks people out. :) I know it's the same, I just think that it would "look" better. No big deal. Thanks!
I have 2 taxes - a 9.75% state and 3% county. I have one tax line item for total 12.75% and I break tax down into 2 parts and remit accordingly on my own. Showing potential guests multiple tax lines is not a good marketing idea imo.
If you use the "simplify charges" option on the booking widget, it'll collapse the taxes to one for display there, but it still shows individual taxes on the checkout and emails.
Perhaps we should add an account wide "collapse taxes" setting so it shows one tax line for all guest facing interactions.
I would like to revive this and say that this feature is still needed. Simplifying the entire experience for guests is always best.
For sure. Thanks for the nudge, Adam.
fwiw - I'm of the opinion that showing the multiple lines for taxes is a benefit. Few guests would ever know the tax rates, and seeing a large number like 12.7% probably leads some people to think the number is inflated. Whereas seeing each line item lends credibility because it's very specific, and checkable if anyone wants to do that.
Not arguing, this is in the grey zone for figuring out how guests think, just my $.02 contribution ;-)
I think homeaway did an A/B test on this