Allowing PayPal to Calculate Tax / VAT


Although we do not recommend it, and offer no support for this, since we do not have access to your account and cannot rely on third party services to always perform well, you can allow PayPal calculate tax instead of Wazala.

Please note this is not for the first timers, and you're only advised to follow this if you know what you are doing. Wazala does not offer support for these issues, and we strongly suggest using Wazala to calculate your tax.

Want to know more? Here are the details.

Only PayPal Standard can calculate your taxes for you. You can choose to use PayPal Standard if you wish to allow for PayPal to calculate your taxes.

None of the other payment methods apart from PayPal Standard allow for this! So you cannot use Stripe, PayMill, Authorize or any other PayPal methods like, PayPal Pro, PayPal Express or PayPal Advanced.

To allow your PayPal to calculate tax and override tax calculations in Wazala make sure you follow these steps:

  1. Set up your products within Wazala and state whether they are taxable or not
  2. Set up your tax regions within Wazala and set up complete tax rates for all your regions. You can estimate as much as you can.
  3. Go to Manager > Payment tab and click on PayPal Standard. You will see and advanced options link. Once clicked you have the option to allow PayPal to override Wazala's tax calculations. Select that and save
  4. Set up your tax calculations in PayPal

We recommend you test your cart before going live to make sure all calculations are correct.

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