Recently when I was reviewing a client’s cart in BigCommerce, I noticed that when showing the tax in the checkout phase it is labeled “Default Tax Class”. This is the default label which all products were automatically assigned to. I think it’s pretty stupid that the label of this class cannot be changed. A quick and dirty way to work around this behavior, i.e. name it “Sales Tax” is outlined below.

In the BC control panel, goto “Setup and Tools,” then “Tax”.

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You will be dropped into the “General” settings tab for tax.  Change the tax label to whatever you want to see in the cart.  In the example below we are calling it “Sales Tax”:

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Now scroll down a bit to “Configure Tax Display Settings”.  Change the “Show Taxes Charges In Cart” to “As one summarized line item”.  This way the tax label above will be the one displayed in the cart.

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The final result:

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