Configuring Tax Free item variations

In Australia, our GST tax allows for certain goods and services to be exempt from the general 10% that is applied to all other goods and services.

In order to allow for this, we configure our product variations to be “tax_free” if the general GST rate does not apply.

From my reading of the Square Catalog API, it appears that you define the tax rate applicable on a per product basis, and ALL variations of that product use that tax rate.

Where you’ve got specific exemptions for goods from tax, it’s possible that a customer could configure a product with multiple variations, only some of which are taxable.

Is there any way to make some variations exempt from tax being applied in the Square Catalog API?

With items in the Catalog API the tax is scoped to the entire item so having tax exempt rules for item variations isn’t currently available. We’re constantly working to improve our features based on feedback like this, so I’ll be sure to share your request to the API product team. :slightly_smiling_face: