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Configuring EU VAT Validation

This article explores the configuration options available within the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin specifically for EU VAT number validation. You can access these settings by navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > EU VAT and then clicking on the Validation and Progress sub-tab in your WordPress dashboard.

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Enabling EU VAT Validation

The Validate option allows you to activate or deactivate EU VAT number validation on your checkout page and signup form.

  • Validate: Enable this to perform EU VAT number validation.
  • Validate at signup form: This option lets you validate a customer’s VAT number during registration on the signup form.

Validation Methods and Messages

  • First validation method: Choose the preferred method for EU VAT number validation:
  • SOAP (Pro Version): This method utilizes a web service for real-time validation.
  • cURL (Pro Version): Another method for real-time validation using cURL library.
  • Simple: This basic method checks the format of the entered VAT number.
  • Message on not valid (Replaced value: %eu_vat_number%): Customize the message displayed to customers when their entered VAT number fails validation.

Exempting VAT for Valid Numbers

  • Exempt VAT for valid numbers: Enable this option to automatically exempt VAT for customers with valid EU VAT numbers.

Admin can Manage These Settings

By navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > EU VAT > Validation and Progress, you can configure the validation methods, messages, and VAT exemption behavior. These settings are crucial for ensuring accurate VAT validation in your online store.

Important Note

  • Real-time validation methods (SOAP and cURL) require the Pro version of the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin.
  • Refer to the plugin documentation for detailed instructions on configuring each setting.

This article provides a foundation for understanding the validation functionalities within the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin. In the next article, we’ll delve into advanced settings for VAT preservation, checking, and progress messages.


EU VAT Manager for WooCommerce