Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Customer tax exemption

  • jmlock

    (@jmlock)


    I need a way for some of my registered customers to order on my site without being charged sales tax.

    I need to manually set their account to exempt. I don’t want everyone to be able to click a box that causes tax not to be charged. They must be registered and I must have authorized the exemption after registration.

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  • marksalvatore

    (@marksalvatore)

    jmlock

    (@jmlock)

    Thanks but that doesn’t help me. This should be included in the WC platform especially since the US government is getting their hands dirty with sales taxes.

    marksalvatore

    (@marksalvatore)

    I completely agree, it really should be part of the platform, if only as a checkbox. In general, it’s probably easier to deal with the few customers who might abuse this feature, rather than having to reimburse all those who are legitimately tax exempt. I think I’ll probably end up coding it that way.

    jmlock

    (@jmlock)

    It needs to be set up so that only an admin or editor can change the customer’s status to exempt, not the customer. I can’t have customers decide they are exempt when they aren’t then get stuck with owing the tax myself nor can I have exempt customers get charged tax then have to reimburse them. Crediting sales tax is a huge pain.

    I too am looking for a solution to this. If any of us find an answer, I hope we will take the time to post it here.

    There’s also an issue that if you set up tax by zip code, if the customer enters their zip +4, it won’t charge them any sales tax.

    Interesting. That just might work for me. By the way I contacted WooThemes support and got a reply very quickly which also might work. I haven’t explored it yet. Here is what they said:

    James Koster (WooThemes)
    Jul 26 08:53 (UTC)

    Hi there,
    I’m afraid this is not a standard WooCommerce feature. I’d recommend using our Disability VAT Exemption. You should hopefully be able to tweak it to meet your requirements.
    Thanks

    I had the same problem. I am now using sales tax table from http://www.woosalestax.com. Their zip code level table solved this problem by charging zip+4 at zip code level. Hope this help.

    I just found this WooCommerce Checkout Manager Pro plugin at http://www.trottyzone.com that says one of its features is to allow customers to remove tax (tax exempt) that might be worth trying. I ended up modifying the WooCommerce VAT plugin but this plugin might be a better solution. Appreciate feedback from anyone that tries it.

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