Retail | What Does the Compound Tax Feature Do?

Compound Tax Explained

The option to "Compound" tax rates, is only available when the "Tax Option" is switched from "Regular" to "Complex." This same switch will enable the specific shop to specify "Tax rates" per consumer type (Adult-Use vs Medicinal - MMIC vs Medicinal - Third Party). 

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It is important to keep in mind the order in which the rates will be applied. Currently, the rates will be calculated starting at the top, moving down sequentially, based on the "active rates."

The "Compound" feature, which is pictured below, relates directly to the specific tax rate on the line. 

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  •  This Compound feature will change the way your individual tax rates interact with each other. 

By setting any of the specific rates to be "Yes," it will cause the rate above it to calculate a "new subtotal," before calculating the tax for that Tax Rate. 

With the Compound Feature set to "No," the Tax Rates will be treated as a "sum" that is applied to the Subtotal, after discounts. This sum will then be broken down and displayed according to the specific rates. 

  • Typical configurations are either all compounded or none compounded. 

It is important that you work with your tax professionals and perform some test transactions, to make sure you are getting the expected calculations. 

Example Compound Tax Calculation

  • Final Subtotal:  $200
  • City: 5%
  • County: 7.75%
  • State: 15%
  • Non-compound: $200 x (5 + 7.75 + 15)% = $200 x 27.75% = final cost
  • Compound: (($200 x 5%) x 7.75%) x 15% = final cost

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