Taxes and Discounts

Melissa Gunn
Melissa Gunn
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Need to outline taxes in your document, or show your prospect how much they’re saving? This article can help you out.

If you’re building your table, taxes are a good idea to include so your customer knows exactly what to expect from an invoice. If you have discounts, you’ll want to highlight those as well. You can add both to Proposify and even highlight them in ways to help them stand out.

Taxes and Table Discounts

Taxes and Discounts can be added to the footer of your pricing table. Taxes will be calculated without discounts applied. Discounts will be deducted from the amount after tax.

Add a tax or discount

To add a tax, select the pricing table and expand Summary options at the bottom left of the table:

Once expanded. Select Tax or Discount:

Set the toggle to on. Next, label the tax/discount and add the percentage to charge:

If you’re adding a discount, you can also select whether to discount a percentage of the total or a flat dollar amount.

Once complete, you can select anywhere outside the menu. Your tax/discount will be shown in the footer, along with the subtotal and the newly calculated grand total:

Edit or remove a table tax/discount

Either Select the pricing table and expand the Summary options menu, found to the left of the table:

or click the tax or discount label in your pricing table, and then click Tax or Discount respectively:

then select Tax or Discount:

From here, you can toggle the tax/discount on or off and adjust the settings according to your needs:

Discount/Taxes Toggle

Turn the discount/tax on or off.


Change how the name of the tax/discount is displayed on the table.


Enter the tax/discount value. Discounts can be either a set value or a percentage, which is adjustable by clicking the respective symbols on the right.

Hiding your Taxes/Discount

If you still want the table discount to count towards your table total and the document total, but would like to keep it hidden from view,

Select the pricing table and expand the Summary options menu, found to the left of the table:

Then click Display Settings:

From here, select Hide Discount to make your discount invisible:

Likewise, if there are other parts of the footer (or the entire footer itself) that you’d rather your prospect did not see, you can hide them here in the Display Settings menu by selecting the checkbox next to the label.

Remove Taxes From the Document Total

You can prevent taxes from displaying in the preview footer from the Pricing menu found at the top right of your Editor:

From this menu, disable Include taxes in preview:

This will still apply your taxes to your pricing, but your Client Preview page will display the value before tax.

Line Item Discounts

Line item discounts are discounts that can be applied inside a row. It’s perfect for outlining discounts on particular services.

Add a line item discount

To add a line item discount, open the Line Item Options menu by expanding the three-dot menu to the right of your selected line item:


From there, select Discount to open the Discount menu:

From here, here are several settings you can play with to adjust your discount:

Select a column

Gives you the choice over where the discount should be applied. If you’re using a unit/quantity row, you can choose between the price or subtotal columns.

Discount toggle

Enables or disables the discount for the selected column.


Set a label for the discount. Is it a frequent customer? Bulk purchase discount?


Set the amount to deduct from the line item, then select whether that’s a dollar value or percentage.

Once you’ve made your choices, your discount will be applied to the row. The new total will display normally, while the cost before the discount will be greyed-out above:

Edit or remove a line item discount

To edit a line item discount, just follow the previous steps to open the Discount menu for the row item with the discount. From there, you can disable it, rename it, or choose a different amount to use (See table above).