Looks like you updated your international shipping methods again, but something doesn't seem right.
I'm from Canada, once I fill out my address you add taxes to my total.
But here is where it doesn't make sense. When I choose USPS as a shipping option, you're still charging me taxes. When USPS crosses the border, it gets taken over by the country's local post office who then determines if the package should be charged taxes based on the consumer goods index and also the value of the package.
Unlike a 3rd party courier like UPS/DHL/FedEx who uses a broker, USPS shipping goes directly into customs so there is no way for a retailer to collect taxes ahead of time and pre-pay on my behalf. Only the government can collect taxes in that scenario. Right now you are charging me 13% taxes at checkout, which is the same as the government except that I can be charged those same taxes again when I get my package from Canada Post. That doesn't make any sense, can you see why you're collecting taxes with USPS shipping option?
I completely understand that if you are shipping with UPS/DHL/FedEx that you charge me taxes upfront, as that is a convenience and I won't be charged taxes by the 3rd party broker when the package is shipped to my door. But my understanding is that this can't be done with USPS/Canada Post/Royal Mail/etc.
Generally when a retailer charges taxes at the checkout, they make a disclaimer that no further taxes will be charged at your door and they have been taken care of. Luisavarioma and Mr. Porter for example does this, I don't see any disclaimer that this is the case upon checkout.
Edited by Potsnu - 11/13/14 at 9:26am