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TaxCloud State Sales Tax Integration

Started by DaveO, August 30, 2010, 08:19:47 pm

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We at FedTax are pleased to announce that we have integrated our TaxCloud service with the KonaKart shopping cart software.

TaxCloud provides a comprehensive sales tax service for U.S. online merchants.  The service is entirely free of charge.  This is possible because revenues are provided by state governments under the Streamlined States initiative.

Some features of TaxCloud include the ability to calculate local sales taxes in over 13,000 jurisdictions and account for type of merchandise, exemptions, tax holidays, etc.  TaxCloud will file merchant tax returns and handle remittances. 

There is no software or database to install.  Rather, the relevant tax data is delivered to the KonaKart over a real-time web services API. The web service calls are taken care of by the API code. You just need to make simple calls to the TaxCloud Java objects to call the appropriate services.

The TaxCloud API code is available on SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/taxcloudlibs/

To use these services you will also need to create a free Merchant account at: http://taxcloud.net/

This integration was build on version 5.0 of the KonaKart software. I modified two classes and I am also including some sql to insert the custom properties required for this integration.

If you have any question please feel free to contact us at: integration@taxcloud.net

Thanks to everyone that answered my questions on the forum.


We have made a few updates to the initial version of the integration code. Some highlights are the inclusion of shipping charges in the tax calculation, incorporation of KonaKart's customer ID into the web service requests and the ability to turn the TaxCloud integration on and off via a single column value in the database. Please use the updated version of the files. Thanks.


DaveO, what a great project! I'd love to use it with KonaKart How about posting a patch for that version?

I downloaded your latest files (from the latest post in this thread) and ran a diff manually versus and I see many differences, some of which have no relation to TaxCloud. There are also many whitespace differences.


In our next general release (mid-summer), the integration with TaxCloud will be much tighter, in the form of a TaxCloud module that you can install and uninstall using the admin app.