This chapter covers the settings of nopCommerce tax tools.
This chapter includes nopCommerce in-built tax instruments, not third-party tax services.
EU VAT configuration guide
To set up nopCommerce VAT support for shops in the EU go to Configuration → Settings → Tax settings.
In the Common panel:
- Set Tax based on to Shipping address.
In the VAT panel:
- Tick EU VAT enabled. This will ensure that tax is charged only for shipments within the EU.
- Select the Country your shop is in.
- If applicable, tick Allow VAT exemption. This will ensure that your VAT registered customers who are shipping within the EU but outside the country in which the store is located will not be charged VAT.
- Tick the Assume VAT always valid checkbox to skip VAT validation. Entered VAT numbers will always be valid. It will be a client's responsibility to provide the correct VAT number.
- If you checked Allow VAT exemption, then you might want to tick the "Use web service" and "Notify admin when a new VAT number is submitted" checkboxes too.
Click the Save button.
Go to Configuration → Countries. Make sure that all the countries which are in the scope of the VAT have Subject to VAT set to true.
Jersey, Guernsey, and the other Channel Islands are not a part of the UK and are not within the scope of VAT. If you sell to those places you may need to change that.
Go to Configuration → Tax categories.
Set up a tax category for each VAT rate in your country. For example, "Standard Rate", "Zero rate", "Discounted rate". Delete default classes that are already there and are not applicable.
Go to Configuration → Tax providers. Make the Manual (fixed or by country/state/zip) the default one using the Mark as primary provider button.
Click Configure in the Manual (fixed or by country/state/zip) provider line to edit tax rates. In the top of the page you will see the switch. Choose Fixed rate there.
On this page you can see your VAT rate categories. Click Edit beside each category and enter the percentage rates. Then click the Update button.
Make sure that all products have a tax category assigned to them on their product pages.