To collect tax on a subscription, either set tax rates on the subscription, or dynamically lookup and add set the tax rates on invoices as the subscription cycles.
Recommended: Setting tax rates on a subscription
Apply up to five Tax Rates to subscription items.
When subscriptions create invoices, the tax rates are copied from the subscription to the invoice, and from the subscription items to the invoice items.
|Subscription item 1||(no tax set)||➡️||Invoice item 1||(no tax set)|
|Subscription item 2||3% and 5%||➡️||Invoice item 2||3% and 5%|
Dynamically configuring tax rates on each subscription cycle
If you add extra invoice items, or sell in enough jurisdictions that tax rates change frequently, dynamically calculate and assign tax rates to the subscription’s invoice as it’s created.
When a subscription renews and creates an invoice, Stripe sends the
invoice.created webhook event.
Stripe waits approximately one hour before finalizing the invoice and attempting payment or sending an email.
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