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How to Setup Fixed Product Tax in Magento 2

Applying the Fixed Product Tax (FPT) is one of the tax options that is supported well by Magento 2. Unlike other taxes such as VAT or sale taxes that are calculated with a percentage of the order price, the FPT gives customers a fixed number for the tax. For instance, there are certain tax types that require fixed charges regardless of the product price, such as the WEEE tax (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive), or commonly known as the eco-tax. Therefore, instead of configuring the tax rates and the tax rules, from Magento 2 configuration, you need to set the conditions of the product attributes. With the help of attributes, the FPT is auto-added to the payment process.

So what should you do to set up the fixed product tax in Magento 2? This tutorial will give you a clearer understanding.

Setup Fixed Product Tax (FPT) in Magento 2

Step 1: Activate Fixed Product Tax

  • On the Admin Panel, Stores > Settings > Configurations.
  • On the left panel, under Sales, select the Tax tab.
  • Open the Fixed Product Taxes section,
    • Choose “Yes” to Enable FPT.
    • Select the FPT setting for the price display location including Product List, Product View Page, Sales Modules, and Emails.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax FPT Settings

  • Set Apply Tax to FPT to “Yes” if you need.
  • Set Include FPT in Subtotal to “Yes” to add tax when calculating the subtotal for any order.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax Magento 2 Fixed Product Tax FPT

Step 2: Add an FPT Attribute

  • On the Admin Panel, Stores > Attributes > Products.
  • In the upper-right corner, hit the Add New Attribute, and do as the following:
    • Fill the Default Label for the attribute.
    • In the Catalog Input Type for Store Owner field, select Fixed Product Tax option.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax Magento 2 Attribute Properties

  • Open Advanced Attribute Properties section,
    • Enter less than 30 characters in lowercase without any spaces or special characters in the Attribute Code field.
    • To display the FPT field in the Inventory grid, set Add to Column Options to “Yes”.
    • In the Use in Filter Options field, choose “Yes” to enable the product filter in the grid based on the value of the FPT field.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax Magento 2 Advanced Attribute Properties

  • If you want to set different labels for different store views, go to Manage Labels tab to do that.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax Magento 2 Manage Labels

  • Click Save Attribute to complete, then access Cache Management link to flush the cache and ensure that the configurations are active.
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Step 3: Assign the FPT Attribute to an Attribute Set

  • On the Admin Panel, Stores > Attributes > Attribute Set.
  • In the Attribute list, find the needed attribute and go to the edit mode.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax Magento 2 Attributes List

  • Choose the FPT attribute in the Unassigned Attributes list and drag it to the Group list.

Each group folder is set respectively to a section of product information. Thus, it is comfortable to place the attribute wherever you want it to appear when the product is open in the edit mode.

How to Setup Fixed Product Tax Magento 2 Drag Attributes to Group List

  • Click Save to complete.
  • Repeat this step for each attribute set that needs to include fixed product tax.

Step 4: Add FPT to a Specific Products

  • On the Admin Panel, go Product > Inventory > Catalog.
  • Find the needed product in the list, then open the edit mode to add the FPT.
  • In the FPT section of fields that you added to the attribute set, click on Add Tax, and do the following:
    • If you have multiple stores, choose the Website and base currency to apply.
    • Set the Country/State for the fixed product tax.
    • Offer the amount of the fixed product tax.
    • If you want to add more FPT, continue to use Add Tax button and repeat the guide above.
  • Click Save to complete

The bottom line

Fixed Product Tax in Magento 2 can be created with the view to setting up a fixed rate of tax based on product attributes. It enables stores to comply with tax rules, but stores should consider the FPT quoting in email, as only the total price will be displayed, and the price difference will make customers hesitate in purchase decisions.

Read the below posts if you are wondering about other tax issues.

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