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Installing EU VAT for WooCommerce

This article guides you through installing the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin, both the free and pro versions.

Understanding EU VAT

EU VAT (Value Added Tax) applies to businesses selling digital or physical goods and services within the European Union. Implementing proper VAT collection and reporting is crucial for businesses operating in this region.

The EU VAT for WooCommerce Plugin

This plugin simplifies managing EU VAT within your WooCommerce store. It offers features like:

  • Collecting EU VAT Numbers: Customers can enter their EU VAT number during checkout.
  • VAT Validation (Free Version): Basic validation checks the format of the entered VAT number. (Pro version offers real-time validation)
  • VAT Exemption: Apply VAT exemption to valid EU VAT numbers based on tax rules.
  • VAT Display and Calculations: Displays VAT rates and calculates VAT-inclusive prices for customers.
  • PDF Invoice Integration: Includes VAT number on invoices generated by compatible plugins.

Free vs. Pro Version

The free version provides basic functionalities for EU VAT management.

The Pro version unlocks advanced features like.

  • Real-time VAT number validation (using VIES)
  • Automatic VAT exemption based on customer location and VAT number
  • Support for various EU VAT rates
  • Integration with popular invoicing plugins

Installation Options

Free Version

  • Navigate to Plugins > Add New in your WordPress dashboard.
  • Search for “EU VAT for WooCommerce” in the search bar.
  • Locate the plugin by WPFactory and click Install Now.
  • Once installed, click Activate to start using the plugin.

Pro Version

  • Purchase the Pro Version: Visit the EU VAT for WooCommerce Pro page at https://wpfactory.com/item/eu-vat-for-woocommerce/. Purchase a license for the Pro version.
  • Download the Plugin: After your purchase, you’ll receive download instructions and a link to download the plugin zip file.
  • Upload the Plugin: In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  • Click Upload Plugin at the top of the page.
  • Select the downloaded zip file from your computer and click Install Now.
  • Once installed, click Activate to start using the Pro version.

Additional Notes

  • Consider your specific needs when choosing between the free and Pro versions.
  • For businesses requiring real-time VAT validation and advanced automation, the Pro version offers significant advantages.
  • Refer to the plugin documentation for detailed instructions on configuration and usage.

By installing and configuring the EU VAT for WooCommerce plugin, you can ensure your online store complies with EU VAT regulations and provides a seamless VAT experience for your European customers.