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VAT handling

Can Virto Commerce handle VAT properly in the EU? For instance, as a UK merchant, a company (with a valid VAT number) can purchase VAT free when they supply their VAT number if they are outside the UK but inside the EU. Can Virto Commerce handle this situation? Can it record the VAT number and remove the VAT from the shopping cart?


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Yes, it is possible. You can add additional properties for the order, so the process of implementing it will be to add additional field for VAT at the checkout. Once the VAT is entered the calculate tax activity have to be modified to take it into account and make tax 0 for when VAT is entered. 


You will need to possibly implement logic to verify that VAT is correct by calling one of the EU web services passing it VAT number and company name.


Hope this helps, we can also advise you more on implementation if the above approach is not clear.

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Yes, it is possible. You can add additional properties for the order, so the process of implementing it will be to add additional field for VAT at the checkout. Once the VAT is entered the calculate tax activity have to be modified to take it into account and make tax 0 for when VAT is entered. 


You will need to possibly implement logic to verify that VAT is correct by calling one of the EU web services passing it VAT number and company name.


Hope this helps, we can also advise you more on implementation if the above approach is not clear.

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