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  • Resolved wzshop

    (@wzshop)


    Hi,
    Is it correct that I can not change the tax status value of a product variation?
    I have created a product with tax status none, but when I create variations and check the tax status value in the database for these variations only, it states ‘taxable’. The parent product however is none taxable.

    What determines the value of the tax status of product variations? As on another site of mine I have products where the parent product is ‘tax status: taxable’, but the product variations show ‘tax status: none’.

    Thank you.

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by wzshop.
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  • Plugin Support grigaswp

    (@grigaswp)

    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Can you please specify if by “tax status value” you have the tax class in mind?

    https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/setting-up-taxes-in-woocommerce/#section-7

    Those can be set for each variation individually:

    https://d.pr/i/QMGT9U

    I hope this helps!

    Hi,
    Thanks for getting back.
    No i mean the tax status. When exporting products or using an editor plugin, all variations have a value for tax status as well. I guess all variations just inherit the tax status of the parent product correct? I am just wondering why the variations have a tax status value in the database and also what determines the value of these tax statuses.

    Thanks

    Plugin Support thup90

    (@thup90)

    Hi there!

    > When exporting products or using an editor plugin, all variations have a value for tax status as well. I guess all variations just inherit the tax status of the parent product correct? I am just wondering why the variations have a tax status value in the database and also what determines the value of these tax statuses.

    Correct, the Tax status is inherited from the product itself from the Tax Status setting: https://d.pr/i/sbEiek. There are 3 values: Taxable, Shipping only and None.

    Hi,
    Thanks again.
    Just wondering then; how is it possible that (for instance) the parent product shows tax status ‘none’ and variations show tax status ‘taxable’. These values are shown when exporting products or editing them with an plugin editor, so I guess these values actually are in the mysql db;) How come and what determines these variation tax statuses?

    Thanks

    Plugin Support grigaswp

    (@grigaswp)

    Hi @wzshop,

    Sorry for the delay.

    Indeed, the tax status of both parent variable products and variations is saved in the database and when exported, it is represented by “Tax status” column.

    I wasn’t able to change the tax status of child variation products from wp-admin and it’s hard to say what exactly happened on your site and why the tax status of variations is different from the tax status of parent variable products. Is there a chance these products were imported with a different tax status or modified using a third-party plugin?

    If a new variable product is created – does the tax status of variations differ from the tax status of parent variable product? Also, have you tried correcting the tax status of your products in a .csv file and re-importing?

    https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/product-csv-importer-exporter/

    wzshop

    (@wzshop)

    hey,
    Thanks for your extensive reply.
    To answer your first question; this site is quite old, meaning that the database originates from years ago. I guess somewhere along the line I did use wp all import to import the products into a (clean/new) database, but I am not sure. I am pretty sure though, that I did not manually change these tax status fields.

    As for your second question: I am able to replicate this issue on a clean install by creating a variable product with tax status none (parent). When checking the tax status value for its variations it shows taxable. However on the frontend the tax status of the parent product is used, so everything is working as it should. So since there is no real issue on the frontend, re-importing the products is not really benificial I guess.

    Thanks again!

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