Updated on Mar 13, 2019
In Magento 2 you will be able to create and set different Tax Rates for certain locations and/or product types.
To create a new Tax Rate, login to your website's admin area and navigate to the Stores → Tax Zones and Rates section from the main admin panel.
Click on the Add New Tax Rate button.
Now you will be able to configure the tax rate:
When you are done, click on the Save Rate button to save the Tax Rate.
Once you have configured a Tax Rate you will want to implement it in a Tax Rule. To accomplish that, you will need to navigate to Stores → Tax Rules from your admin dashboard.
In the Tax Rule Information part of the configuration, you will need to put a Name for the Tax Rule and select the Tax Rate for it.
If you expand the Additional Settings you will see a few more options to configure:
For additional settings regarding the Taxes calculation of your Magento 2 Store you will need to visit the Stores → Configuration section of your admin dashboard and then access Sales → Tax.