How do I set up a default tax class for new products?
Question: Is there a way I can get the system to select a certain Tax class automatically when I’m adding a product?
Answer: Yes - here’s how:
Find out the tax class ID number in Admin > Locations/Taxes > Tax Classes. (It’s the number on the left hand side.)
Go to Admin > Catalog > Product Types > Layout Settings for the product type you’re using (probably
Product - General)
Choose Product Price Tax Class Default - When adding new products? and enter the tax class ID number you obtained in step 1 above.
Next time you add a product, the tax class is pre-selected.
If you want to do an audit of your database to see if any products are mis-coded, you can use a query like this:
SELECT p.products_id, pd.products_name FROM products p, products_description pd WHERE p.products_id = pd.products_id AND products_tax_class_id != 1;
(This assumes that “Taxable Goods” is Tax Class id “1”.)