December 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm #67494ozgirl57Spectator
Thanks, that works great. If it helps anyone else, what I’ve done is blocked digital downloads to countries in the EU Union, but offered the same product burned to a cd so they can still purchase the download but it gets shipped to them on a cd. Feels like a step backwards in time but it seems to be the best solution for me for the time being.January 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm #67495yopomusicSpectator
I have added the plugin but although the list of countries shows in the cart if I choose one that I have added a VAT rate for e.g. UK 20% it does nothing to the cart when I click apply?
Is there anything in general estore settings that needs to be changed?
Had to put the site into maintenance mode as can’t risk it.
Are these new regs designed to force the small sellers to sell through the big global giants…January 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm #67496wpCommerceModerator
@yopomusic, we will need to take a closer look at your site to see what is happening. I have sent an email to your registered email address for site access. Let me know if you don’t receive it.January 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm #67497wzpModerator
Disclaimer: The following opinion is an American-centric view of the legal system. Your mileage may vary, based upon your country’s legal system.
January 27, 2015 at 12:16 pm #67498whittamSpectator
- It would be useful if someone could please post a link to an official, and verbose, copy of the law we are discussing.
- Usually, unless verification methods are specifically codified, tax laws only require sellers to simply make a “good faith effort” to ensure compliance. In an offline world, this is as simple as having the customer sign an affidavit. In an online situation, unless enforcement methods are specifically codified by law, an affidavit could be as simple as a checkbox at the bottom of an address form, of where the purchaser claims they are located; along with the buyer’s IP address. The solution offered by @admin (to an American) indeed passes the good faith “smell test.”
This is a link to the relevant directives: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/telecom/index_en.htm
I think the summary on Taxamo’s site is very helpful: [http://www.taxamo.com/2015-legislation/]
This is also worth a read: [http://www.happybootstrapper.com/2014/im-us-whatll-happen-just-ignore-eu-vat-changes/]
The author says, “But if you aren’t registered, there’s very little enforcement.
To really enforce the law in the US, EU would need help from the US tax authorities. At the moment US tax authorities show little interest in enforcing this – moving wealth from US to EU isn’t in their best interest.
However, there have been some rumors on EU tax authorities starting to use spiders and web bots to find law-breakers, but whether these exist is unclear. There’s some information about this in Taxamo blog, but their material seems to be a bit biased to increase sales.”
Still, I think integration with Taxamo would be useful. It would be especially important to comply should a business have aspirations to create an office in the EU. At that point, I believe, it would be subject to a VAT audit.February 11, 2015 at 12:47 am #67499wpCommerceModerator
Hi, The addon is still in development unfortunately. we will let you know once it’s live.May 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm #67500happyatomMember
Any news on when the Taxamo addon will be live?April 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm #67501beachgrrrlMember
This seems to be a very long development cycle on the taxamo addon. I am running into difficulty with a customer from the EU. Because I am selling from a non EU country B2B I do not (thankfully!) have to collect VAT, but the customer is supposed to receive an invoice with his VAT # printed on it. I don’t see anywhere in the settings an option for him to enter a VAT# – even in the addons mentioned here I don’t see any option to enter the VAT #. Also there is no option to print an invoice (on my end or the client’s)April 12, 2017 at 11:58 pm #67502beachgrrrlMember
Okay so I have found the Receipt creator addon and installed it. However it does not appear to have the ability to generate a receipt after the fact for a purchase that was already made.April 13, 2017 at 1:36 am #67503adminKeymaster
We ended up creating an addon for taxcloud which had better API and documentation:
The receipt creator will ONLY create receipts for transactions when the addon is active. It can’t generate receipts for past transactions when the addon wasn’t active.
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