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    Sep 16 2008 16:20:06

    #1

    Tracey

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 16

    I've applied one VAT % rate to UK/EU and made the rest of the world exempt, using the shipping and tax cart options (have default tax and three shipping zones). I've now got the problem that one item I'm selling - a book - is zero VAT rated. How do I make this one item exempt from the automatic VAT calculation which I've set up in the CART for every buyer across all my three shipping zones? I can't see how this can be done. Any ideas?

    Thanks.



    Sep 17 2008 05:40:35

    #2

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3212

    Tracey said: I've applied one VAT % rate to UK/EU and made the rest of the world exempt, using the shipping and tax cart options (have default tax and three shipping zones). I've now got the problem that one item I'm selling - a book - is zero VAT rated. How do I make this one item exempt from the automatic VAT calculation which I've set up in the CART for every buyer across all my three shipping zones? I can't see how this can be done. Any ideas?

    Thanks.


    Hi Tracey,

    I'm a bit confused, you say that I've applied one VAT % rate to UK/EU and made the rest of the world exempt but then you say the automatic VAT calculation which I've set up in the CART for every buyer across all my three shipping zones

    Could you please clarify which it is.

    Mal is working on a program for adding a specific tax value for a product, but as yet it doesn't work for a zero value item nor is it available on all servers.

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    Sep 19 2008 08:27:03

    #3

    Tracey

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 16

    Hi GT,
    I



    Sep 19 2008 08:33:41

    #4

    Tracey

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 16

    Hi again,
    Looks like my message has been cut-off again. Must remember to copy my items before posting!

    Default tax is 17.5% set in the TAX section. All prices on my site are without VAT.

    Shipping is zoned for different postage AND I've used the TAXABLE tick option to indicate whether the CART applies the default tax percentage to the order. For "rest of the world" this option is not selected - no VAT applied.

    I have a non VAT Book, yet there is no where to exclude VAT and still apply the different shipping zones.

    Does this make sense?



    Sep 19 2008 08:56:33

    #5

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3212

    Tracey said: Hi again,
    Looks like my message has been cut-off again. Must remember to copy my items before posting!

    Default tax is 17.5% set in the TAX section. All prices on my site are without VAT.

    Shipping is zoned for different postage AND I've used the TAXABLE tick option to indicate whether the CART applies the default tax percentage to the order. For "rest of the world" this option is not selected - no VAT applied.

    I have a non VAT Book, yet there is no where to exclude VAT and still apply the different shipping zones.

    Does this make sense?


    Perfectly Tracey,
    If the cart is adding tax to ALL items, then, to my knowledge there is no way around it. I have a similar issue with a client.

    What you could do is change the cart set up to show that tax is calculated by the link in your form/button:
    <input type="hidden" name="tax" value="17.5" />
    For the book:
    <input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0" />

    hih.

    Mals Forms: http://www.tne.co.uk/2006/mals/

    Having trouble with a form or need one building?
    Fast turnaround, but I do charge :)

    Mal's Forms / Scripts and the syntax are here.




    Sep 19 2008 10:15:13

    #6

    Tracey

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 16

    Glad I made sense! Thanks for your reply.

    It seems like a limitation of MALs cart. Because if you are using the FORM for applying tax then this will will give you difficulties when you'd want to take off the tax for particular countries, in my case "rest of world". If you sold just within the EU with the same tax rate, then applying tax by the FORM would work.

    Tracey