magento:euvat:settings:taxclasses

Using EuVat with Customer Tax Classes

Create different Customer Tax Classes, which later will be assigned to your customers according to their EuVat status. In this EuVat behaviour all Customer Groups assigned to your customers stay untouched.

Sales » Tax » Customer Tax Classes



For basic operation of your Shop with EuVat only 2 Tax Rates are sufficient, one with the applicable VAT and one without VAT. Create the two Tax Rates in your store, see this example for the Tax Rates applicable for a store in Austria:

Sales » Tax » Manage Tax Zones & Rates


You may also create any other Tax Rates and Rules in your shop, using the Customer Groups EuVat is using for customer classification, as required by your countries regulations or shop functions.

Now assign Tax Rules for the different Customer Groups, the respective Customer Tax Class and maybe also Product Groups:

  1. Create the Tax Rules such that for Customer Tax Classes of all EU-Consumers the Tax Rate of your country is applied, as well as for all customers of your Stores Default Country.
  2. And such that all other Customer Tax Classes used by EuVat shall generate a Tax Excempt:


Sales » Tax » Manage Tax Rules


When using EuVAT per default only the Tax Rules as seen out of the country of your store are required.

So for example:

For Austria the rules for online business are (in line with the related EU Regulation):
  • Charge 20% VAT to any order from a Customer with his Billing Address in Austria (regardless if Enduser or Business)
  • Charge 20% VAT to any order from a Enduser with his Billing Address outside of Austria and inside of the EU
  • Do not charge the 20% VAT (VAT excemption) for a Business with his Billing Address outside of Austria and inside of the EU, however the Customer has to have a valid EU VAT-Identification
  • Do not charge the 20% VAT (VAT excemption) for any customer with his Billing Address outside of the EU, thus the rest of the World.



You may also create any other Tax Rates and Rules in your shop, using the Customer Groups EuVat is using for customer classification, as required by your countries regulations or shop functions. For example to add Tax Rates for specific countries, for more on this see here too...

You need to select a default Customer Tax Class for the Customer Groups of your store, especially for the “NOT-LOGGED-IN” Customer Group representing the default store visitor. We recommend to set the default Customer Tax Class to the tax class created for the Store Home Country customers:

If you also use Customer Groups to differentiate Business Customers, use the related Tax Class for the EU Business as default Tax Class for that customer groups.

Set these Customer Tax Classes to be used by EuVAT for the different customer classification:

System » Configuration » Tax » EU VAT Calculation

Also set the configuration option Assign Customers to Customer Groups to No and leave Customer Group unchanged.

It is MANDATORY to use 4 DIFFERENT Customer Groups here, otherwise the differentiation on the related Tax Rules will be incorrect.