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Happy new year! Time to update VAT rate for Romania

Happy new year to you all! We hope you had some great Christmas time, and that you are ready for a great 2017. Considering how 2016 went, it can only get better!

The new year starts with a good news for our Romanian friends. As announced last year, the Romanian government reduced the standard VAT rate from 20% to 19%, from the 1st January 2017.

This means that your products will be slightly cheaper. It would be a good idea to update your tax settings as soon as possible.

How to update the tax rates

Updating tax rates is a simple operation:

  1. Go to WordPress Admin > WooCommerce > Settings > Tax.
  2. Click on the tax rate you would like to update (e.g. “Standard“), at the top of the page.
  3. Change the rate in the row with the country code “RO” to “19”.
  4. If needed, update the tax rate description.
  5. Save the changes.

Now all that’s left is double checking that all tax rates are correct. Our plugin updates the rates related to EU countries, therefore you will have to check the rates that refer to countries outside the European Union. If you don’t have any, then you’re done. WooCommerce will now use the new rates for orders placed from now on, and our plugin will collect the tax data automatically.

Again, best wishes for an incredible 2017 from the Aelia Team. May the new year be full of joy and, of course, business opportunities!

The Aelia Team

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EU VAT rate update – Greece

We have recently been informed that the standard VAT rate for Greece was changed on the 1st June 2016, from 23% to 24%. Some changes were made to reduced VAT rates as well.

We would recommend to take the opportunity to update the VAT rates configured in your system, to make sure that you are using the correct ones.

How to update the tax rates

Updating tax rates is a simple operation:

  1. Go to WordPress Admin > WooCommerce > Settings > Tax.
  2. Click on the tax rate you would like to update (e.g. “Standard“), at the top of the page.
  3. Change the rate in the row with the country code “GR” to “24”.
  4. Save the changes.

If you are using our EU VAT Assistant plugin, you can update all EU tax rates with a single click. Simply select the rate type at the bottom of the page and click on Update EU VAT Rates. Make sure that you select the appropriate rates (Standard or Reduced), the plugin will do the rest.

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With our EU VAT Assistant you can update all VAT rates with a single click

Once the operation is completed, review the tax rates, to ensure that they are correct, and click on Save Changes. WooCommerce will now use the new rates.

Quick and easy! 🙂

The Aelia Team

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Remember to update your EU VAT rates!

If you didn’t do it already, it’s time to update the VAT rates on your system. From the 1st of January 2016, Romania cut its standard VAT rate from 24% to 20%. This quite good news, as the change will make your products cheaper to your Romanian customers, therefore we would recommend to update your tax settings as soon as possible.

How to update the tax rates

Updating tax rates is a simple operation:

  1. Go to WordPress Admin > WooCommerce > Settings > Tax.
  2. Click on the tax rate you would like to update (e.g. “Standard“), at the top of the page.
  3. Change the rate in the row with the country code “RO” to “20”.
  4. Save the changes.

If you are using our popular EU VAT Assistant, you can also refresh all EU tax rates with a single click. Simply select the rate type at the bottom of the page and click on Update EU VAT Rates.

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With our EU VAT Assistant you can update all VAT rates with a single click

All tax rates will be updated automatically to their most recent value. No risk to forgetting any of them behind!

Now all that’s left is double checking that all tax rates are correct. Our plugin updates the rates related to EU countries, therefore you will have to review the rates that refer to countries outside the European Union. If you don’t have any, then you’re done. WooCommerce will now use the new rates for orders placed from now on, and our plugin will collect the tax data automatically.

It couldn’t be easier! 🙂

The Aelia Team

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Tax Display by Country now supports fixed product prices

Our Tax Display by Country became even more powerful!

Version 1.7.0.150109 of our WooCommerce Tax Display by Country plugin will become available soon on CodeCanyon. This new version implements a new, powerful feature that was requested to us by several of our customers: the possibility to keep product prices fixed, including tax regardless of what tax rate applies to a customer.

What is the new feature about?

As most WooCommerce users know, when prices are entered including taxes, WooCommerce considers those prices as “inclusive of the taxes that apply to shop’s base location.” For example, if your shop is based in Ireland, a product priced 100 Euro will be considered inclusive of 23% Irish VAT. When a customer from Germany (19% VAT) will buy such product, the price he will see will become 91.63 Euro, calculated as 100 Euro – 23% Irish VAT + 19% German VAT.

This calculation, while correct, produces all sorts of different amounts. In some cases, it would be better to be able to show a price of 100 Euro to all the customers, and calculate the tax-exclusive price from it. WooCommerce, by itself, does not allow to do that.

Luckily, our WooCommerce Tax Display by Country plugin comes to the rescue, by implementing such a feature for you. By enabling a single option in its settings, you will now be able to keep all product prices fixed, regardless of what tax applies to the purchase.

Fantastic! When is this feature going to be available?

We already submitted the updated plugin to the CodeCanyon marketplace. You can expect it to become available at any time from now.

The Aelia Team

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Tax Display by Country officially compatible with WPML

We received confirmation from WPML Team that our Tax Display by Country plugin has been accepted amongst the product officially compatible with WordPress Multilingual. Now localisation will be even easier!

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the members of the WPML team who helped us implementing the integration and provided us with a test site and a developer subscription, so that we can continue adding multi-language support to our products. A special thanks, of course, to all our customers, who keep helping us improving our products and making them the leading choices for international web shops based on WooCommerce.

Thank you all for your support!

 

The Aelia Team

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Tax Display by Country for WooCommerce updated to version 1.6.9.141104

Tax Display by Country for WooCommerce has been updated to version 1.6.9.141104. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Added logic to force cart to use the pre-selected country for shippingand tax calculation. WooCommerce implements a hard-coded logic, which ignores the billing/shipping country (and related taxes) until the customer explicitly calculates the shipping on the cart page. This behaviour is part of the ecommerce core, so we implemented a workaround to ensure that the correct taxes are applied when the cart page is reached.
  • Added caching of detected country to user’s session.
  • Fixed minor notice in settings renderer.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.