Re: Why do I need to have tax information when my website does it?[ Edited ]
September 2015 - last edited September 2015
tax and shipping must be either accurate or an overestimate and must
be either set within the account or submitted as a per-item override --
the data is simply required to participate in the program.
tax submitted with an item will override any
tax-settings within the account for that item.
for certain target-country feeds vat must be included in the price itself.
currently, google does not collect such data from the site;
the website is simply crawled to verify the submitted data
on a regular basis, to be certain items meet all the current
rules and policies -- for example, items found to be without
valid tax, set or submitted, are grounds for a disapproval
or account suspension, at any time.
google may display the merchant-center processed tax, shipping, or both,
as part of a product-listing-ad, depending on the context -- always check
the individual item, by clicking on the item's title under the products-tab
of the merchant-center-account, to be certain tax and shipping have been
properly processed, reflects the website, what the customer will actually
pay for the item at checkout, and all google's current policies.
that said, there are many other campaign-types and ad-formats
that are available, do not have such strict policies, and may be a
better fit for advertising the items.