Today I’m delighted to announce the release of Easy Digital Downloads – Taxamo Integration v1.4.
This version fixes a pretty major bug for shops outside the EU, and has been tested with Easy Digital Downloads version 2.3, so if you’re outside the EU, it’s pretty much an essential update.
Tax Reporting Outside The EU
About a month ago a bug was reported that incorrect taxes were being reported for sales outside the EU to outside the EU. If you had a store set up where you had a 15% tax rate in your native country, but that tax rate wasn’t set out in
Now if the tax rate is 0% and the country is outside the EU the tax rate is the currently worked out tax, rather than resorting to 0%.
VAT Reporting In The EU But Different From The Shop Country
Zero rate VAT (according to Taxamo, so I’m not an an accountant on this!) is only applied to countries that are outside of the shop. So UK VAT registered countries on this shop will pay VAT, but those located in Ireland won’t be. This caused a bit a bug when a user was buying from buying from a UK shop, with a German VAT number, whilst they themselves are located in France. The bug meant that these orders had tax applied with the German tax rate, but without the tax taken off.
Yeah it was confusing, but fixed :).
I’ve also improved the validation for VAT numbers, causing less validation errors hopefully.
To download the latest version of the plugin, please click the link below:-
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