i need different VAT-percentage for shipping costs.
Is this possible?
I have just finished setting up a Magento site with all the tax rules applicable to the client. They are a VAT registered UK company who are shipping worldwide, so it’s not totally straightforward to set up.
For those new to this there are a few points you might want to bear in mind;
You then create Magento tax zones and rates for each EU country, for each rate (the client might be selling a variety of products, some of which might be zero-rated and some subject to the reduced rate). You can import a CSV of these, I’ve built my own one based on the one that WebShopApps kindly provided in the Wiki Genevieve did. As you can see they’ve also added the comments I gave them into the guide for those running the B2C model.
Then you set up your VAT Rules, easiest way is for me to post a screenshot;
In Magento you set it up to display prices inclusive of tax (once the customers who have a delivery address outwith the EU saved in their account login or register then the prices will automatically be shown without tax). To show the prices inclusive of VAT (as you are legally obliged to do in the UK), make sure you have set the UK as the default tax destination country in System -> Configuration -> Sales -> VAT (or if you’re not using the GB language pack, Tax).
The image below shows the way I set it up. Note that VAT isn’t applied to shipping here because they are using Royal Mail to provide the shipping. Only a few of the Royal Mail’s services are subject to VAT, the ones that don’t fall under what’s known as the Universal Service Obligation.
thank you for your answer
but this solution is not an answer for my question
i want it to make it possible to charge different VAT-rates on shipping costs, that depends on the products that are bought.
when they buy a product with a reduced rate, the VAT-rate for the shipping costs is also this reduced rate
when they buy a product with a normal rate, the VAT-rate is also this normal rate
this is how it works in our country (belgium)
but in magento i can only choose one applicable VAT-rate