Represents a tax that applies to one or more line item in the order.
Fixed-amount, order-scoped taxes are distributed across all non-zero line item totals. The amount distributed to each line item is relative to the amount the item contributes to the order subtotal.
The version of the catalog object that this tax references.
The percentage of the tax, as a string representation of a decimal
number. For example, a value of
"7.25" corresponds to a percentage of
Application-defined data attached to this tax. Metadata fields are intended to store descriptive references or associations with an entity in another system or store brief information about the object. Square does not process this field; it only stores and returns it in relevant API calls. Do not use metadata to store any sensitive information (such as personally identifiable information or card details).
Keys written by applications must be 60 characters or less and must be in the character set
[a-zA-Z0-9_-]. Entries can also include metadata generated by Square. These keys are prefixed
with a namespace, separated from the key with a ':' character.
Values have a maximum length of 255 characters.
An application can have up to 10 entries per metadata field.
Entries written by applications are private and can only be read or modified by the same application.
For more information, see Metadata.
Indicates the level at which the tax applies. For
ORDER scoped taxes,
Square generates references in
applied_taxes on all order line items that do
not have them. For
LINE_ITEM scoped taxes, the tax only applies to line items
with references in their
This field is immutable. To change the scope, you must delete the tax and re-add it as a new tax.