UK VAT Aware Shipping module for the WP e-commerce system. Calculates proportional shipping on mixed VATable items.
In the UK, VAT is not chargeable on some items such as books but is charged on other items such as CD's. The additional VAT on shipping is dependent on the value of the items in the shopping cart that have shipping and are subject to VAT.
This module will allow you to select different areas of the world for shipping (UK, EU, Rest of world) and a set of weight ranges for each region. It will then correctly calculate the proportion of tax on shipping required if there is a mix of items subject to VAT and other items not subject to VAT. You also have the choice of storing the extra tax in the total or separate in the PnP field (extra coding is required on your part to complete the PnP option)
Choose if you want to show the additional VAT in the total tax amount or as a postage and packing (PnP) amount
If you use PnP then you will probably need to make other changes to your theme and code to display the amounts correctly on the standard WP e-Commerce templates. This is only for more advanced use where you may want to show the tax on shipping separately.
It may also be possible to avoid the UK VAT on shipping issue if you included shipping in your product price but you should discuss that with your accountant.
IMPORTANT: Tested using WordPress 3.5 and the same version of WP e-Commerce as this plugins version - if using another combination then please do your own test first
This is not Tax advice! This plugin is not a replacement for understanding and testing you site VAT. As with any plugin associated with financial transactions please test the results match what you expect and ensure you comply with your VAT responsibilities