SuiteCommerce SuiteTax Support

This topic applies to

Applies to

SuiteCommerce | SuiteCommerce Advanced


If you are a SuiteCommerce Advanced customer, you must be implementing the 2019.1 release or later to take advantage of this feature.


Requires SuiteScript 2.0 (SSP2) deployment on the same site and domain as SuiteScript 1.0 (SSP1). See Deploy and Undeploy SSP Applications.

SuiteCommerce supports the NetSuite SuiteTax feature for customers in the United States and Canada. SuiteTax helps you comply with location-specific tax requirements by letting you select third-party tax engines to calculate taxes. You can select a different third-party tax engine for each tax registration (nexus) on subsidiary records to enhance compliance with each tax jurisdiction or geographic area. For additional information about SuiteTax, see the help topic SuiteTax.

You can not use SuiteTax in combination with the Multiple Ship To feature.

With the SuiteTax feature set up on your Commerce web store, users can see the total tax for their order as soon as they add shipping details during checkout. The total tax recalculates when the site user:

  • Adds or removes items

  • Changes the item quantity

  • Changes the shipping address

  • Changes the shipping method

  • Applies a promotion

SuiteCommerce Capabilities with SuiteTax Enabled

Business-to-Consumer (B2C)

Business-to-Business (B2B)

View a summary of the taxes grouped by tax type at checkout.



See every tax applied in the returned order summary (in My Account Returns).



See every tax applied in the order, summarized by type (in My Account History).



View the total taxes for previous orders (user must be logged in to their registered account).



See the total tax amount when creating a sales quote.


View the total tax amount when paying an invoice.


Setting up SuiteTax for your Commerce Web Store


After enabling SuiteTax, you cannot switch back to the legacy tax engine.

To set up SuiteTax:

  1. Enable the SuiteTax feature. See the help topic Enabling the SuiteTax Feature.

  2. Set up the tax engine for subsidiary tax registrations. See the help topic Selecting a Tax Engine for Tax Registrations on Migrated Subsidiary Records.

  3. Set up accounting preferences for your Commerce web store. See Setting up Accounting Preferences for Your Commerce Web Store.

  4. Confirm that your SuiteTax setup is complete and view the migration status. See the help topic Viewing the SuiteTax Data Migration Status.