Taxes Add-on


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

It’s important to note that the calculated tax amounts provided by the Bookly Taxes (Add-on) are estimative. Depending on the specifics of your business or tax regulations, there may be inaccuracies or discrepancies in your tax liabilities. We strongly advise consulting with your tax or accounting advisors for precise guidance tailored to your situation.

Depending on your country of residence, you may need to apply taxes in compliance with state tax laws and regulations, and subsequently include them into your accounting reports.

By activating the Bookly Taxes (Add-on), you gain the ability to configure various tax rates and apply them to your services and products. Bookly will then automatically calculate taxes based on your specified settings and display them in the cart summary as appropriate.

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, install and activate Bookly Taxes (Add-on) in Plugins.

2. Navigate to Settings > Payments > Price settings and display to specify whether your prices will be entered inclusive or exclusive of tax.

Bookly Settings – price settings and display

This decision depends on your jurisdiction's tax regulations:

  • If your service prices include taxes, select Include taxes. The tax amount will be calculated using the formula: tax_amount = price - ( price / ( ( tax_rate_% / 100 ) + 1 ) ).
  • If your service prices do not include taxes, select Exclude taxes. The tax amount will be calculated using the formula: tax_amount = price * ( tax_rate_% / 100 ).

3. Go to the Taxes section on the left menu. Click on the Add tax button to create a new tax.

Taxes section in Bookly

Title: Provide a name for the tax, which will be displayed in the list of all available taxes.

Rate: Specify the tax rate as a percentage of the total order amount.

4. To apply a tax to a service, navigate to the Services section, click Edit > Advanced tab. Under Taxation, select one or more taxes from the drop-down list.

Service taxation settings in Bookly

5. To display tax information in your booking form, you have two options:

  • Enable the cart feature, which is available with the installed and activated Bookly Cart (Add-on).
  • Add specific codes such as {service_tax}, {total_tax}, {service_tax_rate}, {total_price_no_tax} in the Appearance > Details tab when editing the wording of your message.

Appearance section in Bookly

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

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 percentages 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 a specified percentage or value. Thus, the group discount will be processed in the same way as 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 charges.

Taxes and Cart

In Bookly menu > Settings > Cart, ensure that you've checked the Tax column so that this information will be displayed in the cart summary right before the booking confirmation.

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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