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VAT Tax for Virtuemart
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:24:34 am »
Hello,
This is my first time setting up my own eCommerce platform. I am doing research when it comes to installing a tax calculation for the platform. It seems with Virtuemart I only have Avalara Avatax to work with. I have read the reviews and many users rated it poorly, for one reason or another. I was hoping to get some advice on alternatives for Avalara Tax.

Is this all I can work with?
I would appreciate any advice.

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Re: VAT Tax for Virtuemart
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 08:12:09 am »
You do not give much information. Usually You need a Vat rule for your country including every country that uses the same Vat. And a VAT rule with 0% for export to countries outside EU for example.
If You have different taxes depending on product. Just create hidden categories 6% VAT, 12% VAT and assign the appropriate category to the products. You could assign this directly to the product, or using a visible category, this saves some typing when adding a new product because You already have assigned the product to a category. Adding a VAT rule to the category makes it fairly easy to update VAT changes. In other words, there are a lot of possiblities to do this each with its pros and cons.

More info here:
https://docs.virtuemart.net/tutorials/administration-configuration-vm-2/109-taxes-calculation-rules-case-1.html

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Re: VAT Tax for Virtuemart
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 10:20:57 am »
It really depends where you are. Avtax and my Taxcloud are only for USA based shops that need to use local taxation ( if u have a "physical presence" in a particular state)

All other taxation can be handled by the VM Tax & Calculation Rules
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Re: VAT Tax for Virtuemart
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 19:44:18 pm »
Thank you for your kind and informative replies.

I appreciate the assistance. I will read the thread provided and learn more. In detail, the website I am working with is selling apparel focused in the USA. Without the proper knowledge or guidance, I don't know if I have to use different tax percentages for different states, or if I can only use one tax percentage for all the states in the USA.
Additionally we have no physical location. We basically make videos about athletes, post them on youtube then customers in return can come to our website and support the growth of the project by purchasing apparel. We are based on Los Angeles California, USA.

Link: https://athleterolemodels.com/

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Re: VAT Tax for Virtuemart
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 01:01:54 am »
As I understand it ( I am no tax lawyer..  ;)  )  in the US u only have to charge sales tax if  you have a "physical presence" in that State

you can read more here: https://taxcloud.net/home

https://blog.taxjar.com/charging-sales-tax-rates/

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