Stripe Taxes

Article author
Duncan from Memberstack

Memberstack 2.0 lets customers configure taxes in Stripe. This is because taxes are complicated so we let Stripe take care of it! The only option we offer is to include the tax in the price shown or as a line item on a separate line. This setting has to be changed after a price has been added to Memberstack.

Stripe offers two options for calculating taxes that Memberstack can use in Checkout:

  • Stripe Tax: Automatically calculates taxes on transactions without defining the rates and rules. This is a paid feature.
  • Tax Rates: This allows you to define any number of tax rates on transactions in Stripe Checkout. Stripe will not handle this automatically. This feature is free.

👉 You can read more about these features on Stripe here.



If you've enabled taxes in Memberstack, but Stripe Checkout is still not collecting taxes then you most likely need to enable taxes in Stripe.  👉 Go here to activate the Tax feature in your Stripe dashboard


If you have already enabled taxes in Memberstack, and it's still now showing up, then it's possible that Stripe thinks you should not be charged VAT. For example, if a member in the United States checks out for a product they will not be charged VAT. If a UK customer attempts to purchase the same product then they will be charged. 

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  • Comment author
    Carlo Kuhnert

    To anyone struggling to include tax: You need to create the plan + price. Then edit the price, Even though the dropdown "Include tax in price" has selected "No, ...." you still need to select that dropdown option AGAIN. Duncan from Memberstack This seems to be a visual bug.

  • Comment author
    Duncan from Memberstack

    Carlo Kuhnert Thank you for calling this out! Will get this fixed ASAP. 

  • Comment author
    Duncan from Memberstack

    Carlo Kuhnert Happy to report this has been fixed 🎉

  • Comment author
    Vinicius null

    I'm trying to find a solution for this:

    Stripe doesn't currently support application fees for platforms in US with connected accounts in BR.

    this is the only thing stopping me from publish my weebsite. Im based on Brazil and I'm charging in US dollars

    Duncan from Memberstack any solution for this?



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