Setting Up TaxCloud
To access the Tax Cloud configuration page, go to: Config > Plug-Ins > Tax Integrations > Tax Cloud
Enable Tax Cloud - This option will enable Tax Cloud on your site.
API ID - This is a unique ID that will be generated for your account by Tax Cloud. You can obtain it by visiting: https://taxcloud.net/account/websites/.
API Key - This is a unique Key that will be generated for your account by Tax Cloud. You can obtain it by visiting: https://taxcloud.net/account/websites/.
Enable Debug Mode - This option just allows our system to track any errors should they occur.
Commit Mode - This allows you to choose when you want order taxes to be sent over to Tax Cloud: When payment is made, when an order is placed or when an order is shipped.
Commit Taxes - Select a reporting start date.
The sign up process with Tax Cloud is fairly straightforward.
Visit https://taxcloud.net/account/register/ to set up an account. Simply fill out all the information on this page and click "Register", then just follow the subsequent instructions to obtain the required credentials.
Tax Cloud is a free, easy-to-use, 3rd party, plug-and-play sales tax management service that will populate your site with tax rates and even provide some reporting for tax-purposes.
Going Live with TaxCloud
TaxCloud has no way of knowing if you are using your account to collect sales tax for live transactions with your customers unless your website is set to Live in TaxCloud. The following steps will show you how to "Go Live" on TaxCloud.
The first step will be to login to your TaxCloud account.
Click on Websites
If you have not completed any test transactions, you will be required to do so.
If you are all set above, the final step will be to GO Live