Tax Rate

Setting the EU Digital VAT tax rate

Determining Tax Rate

In essence, this is really just a problem of defining correct Zone/Geo Zone definitions for EU member states, and Design75’s post at may be useful here.

However there are some gotchas to look out for. With standard goods in Zen Cart where the supplier is in the EU, prices are shown with tax included, and the tax rate is determined by the Store Country. However with Digital Goods, the VAT is determined by the customers country. For a guest account/not logged in customer we don’t know the customer country. This could mean that prices initially displayed will change once we actually determine the customer country, a really quick way to generate abandoned carts.

The only real way to help mitigate this, is to do some initial geoIP.

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Last modified September 13, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (354bf51).