Taxes Add-on


All add-ons for Bookly require Bookly PRO installed and activated.

Note that calculated amounts of taxes when using the Bookly Taxes (Add-on) are estimative and depending on your business specifics, or tax legislation, there may occur inaccuracies or discrepancies with your tax liabilities. We recommend consulting with your tax or accounting advisors.

Depending on the country you live in you might require to charge taxes according to your state tax laws and rules, and then include them in accounting reports.

With Bookly Taxes (Add-on) enabled, you'll be able to set up different tax rates and apply them to your services and products. Bookly will calculate taxes based on your settings and display them accordingly in the cart summary.

Bookly booking form – cart step

This screenshot displays the booking form with Bookly Cart (Add-on) installed and activated

Payment details in Bookly

Setup and configuration

1. Purchase, download and activate Taxes (Add-on) in Plugins.

2. In Settings > Payments > Price settings and display, determine whether you will enter prices inclusive or exclusive of tax.

Bookly Settings – price settings and display

In some countries, the tax will be added to the cost at the checkout, and in others – the price includes tax which can be then calculated from the total cost:

  • Include taxes – if the prices for your services include taxes. Tax amount will be calculated with this formula: tax_amount = price - ( price / ( ( tax_rate_% / 100 ) + 1 ) );
  • Exclude taxes – if the prices for your services do not include taxes. Tax amount will be calculated with this formula: tax_amount = price * ( tax_rate_% / 100 ).

3. Go to Taxes on the left menu. Click on the Add tax button to set up a tax.

Taxes section in Bookly

  • Title – tax name which will be displayed in the list of all taxes available.
  • Rate – tax percentage of the total order amount.

4. To apply a tax on the service, go to Services > Edit > Advanced tab > Taxation and select one (or several) taxes from the drop-down list.

Service taxation settings in Bookly

5. To display tax information in your booking form, you can either enable the cart feature (available with installed and activated Bookly Cart (Add-on)) or add {service_tax}, {total_tax}, {service_tax_rate}, {total_price_no_tax} codes in the Appearance > Details tab when you edit the wording of your message.

Appearance section in Bookly

6. You can send information about taxes to your payment gateway. Go to  Settings > Payments, select the payment gateway you use and choose Yes/No in the Send tax information dropdown.

Payment settings in Bookly


Currently, Stripe, Mollie and Payson payment gateways do not support tax reporting.

Integration of Taxes (Add-on) with other Bookly items

Taxes and Coupons

Promo codes reduce the cost of services, so taxes will be calculated after applying all discounts separately for each service (because you can apply different taxes to different services). If the coupon is valid for the entire order, the cost of all services is reduced by the specified percentage. If the discount is set up in absolute values (fixed amount off, e.g., $10 off), it will be converted into percents and then deducted from each order item with the subsequent recalculation of the tax.

Taxes and Group Discount (Customer Groups)

Group discount allows reducing the total price by specified percentage or value. Thus group discount will be processed in the same way as the coupons.

Taxes and Payment gateways

Note: If you use price correction to raise the service cost according to the payment gateway used (Bookly menu > Settings > Payments > [payment gateway] > Price correction), tax will not be calculated for the additional amount to the cost. If you need to report the exact tax amount to the payment system, do not use additional charge.

Taxes and Cart

Go to Bookly menu > Settings > Cart and make sure you've checked the Tax column so that this information will be displayed in the cart summary right before the booking confirmation.

Bookly Taxes (Add-on) is available for purchase here.

Try this demo to get a better understanding of how the Bookly Taxes (Add-on) works. 



Coupons (Add-on) – create and manage promo codes to boost sales.

Deposit Payments (Add-on) – set up a deposit amount to be paid at the time of booking.

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