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SWS GetAuctionTax Method

Returns the applicable tax of the amount for which the item was auctioned.


Name DataType Required
SiteID Long Required
Description The site’s ID number. This can be found using the GetSiteList method.
Amount Decimal Required
Description The amount collected on the auctioned unit.

Returned Parameters

Name DataType
baseAmount Decimal
Description The amount collected on the auctioned unit.
taxAmount Decimal
Description The total of the taxes applicable to the baseAmount.


As with every method we need to pass in credentials. We do this with the LookupUser request object.

We’ll assume you’ve got a web reference, let’s name it SWS, in your Visual Studio project.  At this point we need to our objects.  We’ll need the standard service object, a AuctionProceeds request object and a GetAuctionTax response object. We can define and create those like this:

// Create a request and response objects
SWS.WSSoapClient service = new SWS.WSSoapClient();
SWS.AuctionProceeds request = new SWS.AuctionProceeds();
SWS.GetAuctionTax_Response response;

Here’s my sample code of the Request object.

// GetAuctionTax Request
request.SiteID = 123456;
request.AuctionProceedsAmount = new decimal[] { 326m };

We can call the method and pass across the login object and the request object to return our auction tax amount. It’s a good idea to do this in a Try Catch block.

// Call the method that will load the response object
  response = service.GetAuctionTax(user_request, request);
catch (Exception ex)

Note that if something goes wrong the service will respond with an exception. You’ll want to take a look at that message returned in that exception so it can be debugged.

For a full list of methods see SWS Methods.

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