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Retrieve VAT or sales tax

Overview

Use the getContents method to calculate the tax charge based on current session contents. Follow the steps below to learn how you can retrieve the VAT or sales tax amount:

  1. Populate the Order object with information. 2Checkout needs the BillingDetails (object) information to calculate taxes. 
  2. Use the getContents method to get info on all the products added to cart by the shopper in the current session.
  3. The output of the getContents method is the Order session content object.
  4. Under the Price, access information including for each product purchased. Find value added tax and sales tax details under the VAT parameter. 
  5. Tax information is also available for the entire order object. Find value added tax and sales tax details under the VAT parameter.
  6. Calculate the VAT/sales tax rates using the VAT and NetPrice values

 

Parameters

Parameters Type/Description

sessionID

Required (string)

 

Session identifier, the output of the Login method. Include sessionID into all your requests. 2Checkout throws an exception if the values are incorrect.  The sessionID expires in 10 minutes.

Order

Required (Object)

 

Object designed to collect all data necessary for an order, including billing, product/subscription plan and payment details.

Response

Parameters Type/Description

SessionContents

Object

Request

<?php

require ('PATH_TO_AUTH');

$Order = new stdClass();
$Order->RefNo = NULL;
$Order->Currency = 'usd';
$Order->Country = 'US';
$Order->Language = 'en';
$Order->CustomerIP = '91.220.121.21';
$Order->ExternalReference = NULL;
$Order->Source = NULL;
$Order->AffiliateId = NULL;
$Order->CustomerReference = NULL;
$Order->Items = array();
$Order->Items[0] = new stdClass();
$Order->Items[0]->Code = 'my_subscription_1';
$Order->Items[0]->Quantity = 1;
$Order->Items[0]->PriceOptions = NULL;
$Order->Items[0]->SKU = NULL;
$Order->Items[0]->Price = NULL;
$Order->Items[0]->CrossSell = NULL;
$Order->Items[0]->Trial = false;
$Order->Items[0]->AdditionalFields = NULL;
$Order->Items[0]->Promotion = NULL;
$Order->BillingDetails = new stdClass();
$Order->BillingDetails->FirstName = 'FirstName';
$Order->BillingDetails->LastName = 'LastName';
$Order->BillingDetails->CountryCode = 'us';
$Order->BillingDetails->State = 'California';
$Order->BillingDetails->City = 'LA';
$Order->BillingDetails->Address1 = 'Address example';
$Order->BillingDetails->Address2 = NULL;
$Order->BillingDetails->Zip = '90210';
$Order->BillingDetails->Email = 'customer@email.com';
$Order->BillingDetails->Phone = NULL;
$Order->BillingDetails->Company = NULL;
$Order->DeliveryDetails = NULL;
$Order->PaymentDetails = new stdClass ();
$Order->PaymentDetails->Type = 'TEST';
$Order->PaymentDetails->Currency = 'usd';
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod = new stdClass ();
$Order->PaymentDetails->CustomerIP = '10.10.10.10';
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->RecurringEnabled = true;
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->CardNumber = "4111111111111111";
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->CardType = 'visa';
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->ExpirationYear = '2019';
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->ExpirationMonth = '12';
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->HolderName = 'John';
$Order->PaymentDetails->PaymentMethod->CCID = '123';
$Order->Promotions = NULL;
$Order->AdditionalFields = NULL;
$Order->LocalTime = NULL;
$Order->GiftDetails = NULL;

try {
    $CartContents = $client->getContents    ($sessionID, $Order);
}
catch (SoapFault $e) {
    echo "CartContents: " . $e->getMessage();
    exit;
}
var_dump("CartContents", $CartContents
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