EU/UK VAT Manager for WooCommerce


With the latest EU/ UK VAT regulations and its following updates (Brexit as well), any physical or digital goods that are sold to consumers in the European Union countries are liable to EU VAT, regardless of the seller location.
EU/UK VAT for WooCommerce plugin will let you collect VAT number on checkout, and optionally validate VAT against the official EU/UK VAT database to confirm the VAT number, then automatically exempt VAT for the validated number.
The plugin also includes a tax tool, within a single click you will be able to add all EU country VAT standard rates to your WooCommerce store.

Main Features

  • Set frontend options: You can customize field label, placeholder, description to the text/language of your preference, take control of position, CSS class as well.
  • Set if VAT field is required on checkout: It will give you the option to make the field mandatory or optional, and even when it’s left optional, you can still show the customer a confirmation notice to make sure they didn’t leave it blank by mistake.
  • Set if VAT field needs to be validated: This option will let your store validate the EU VAT number using VIES SOAP in real-time to guarantee a valid VAT number.
  • Automatically exempt VAT for valid VAT numbers.
  • Optionally check for matching billing country code.
  • Optionally allow VAT number input without country code.
  • Customize progress messages.
  • Set display options (after order table and/or in billing address).
  • Optionally always show zero VAT.
  • WPML/Polylang compatible.
  • Automatically exempt/not exempt VAT for selected user roles.
  • EU VAT report.

Premium Version

Our extended EU/UK VAT for WooCommerce Pro plugin allows you to:

  • Preserve VAT in selected countries.
  • Check country by IP.
  • Show field for selected countries only.
  • Show field for selected user roles only.
  • Validate company name.

Demo Store

If you want to try the plugin features and play around with its settings before installing it on your live website, feel free to do so on this demo store:
User: demo
Password: G6_32e!r@


  • Main Page - General
  • Validation & Progress
  • Admin settings & Advanced options


  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Start by visiting plugin settings at “WooCommerce > Settings > EU VAT”.


2023 年 1 月 13 日
I finally found that plugin. Working ubeliveble good, that was what I needed!
2022 年 11 月 30 日 3 則留言
Free version works as it should. Lots of option, works quickly on checkout and configured it in about 15 minutes. Would recommend. The only downside is that I couldn't translate the VAT field label and placeholder with WPML. At least not with string translation. Perfect it would be if there would be some kind of editor inside plugin for each language.
2022 年 9 月 1 日
The plugin works great, and does everything I need for selling to other countries in Europe! Support is great and they help develop new features to make the plugin even more compliant with the laws.
2022 年 7 月 13 日 1 則留言
I was using another plugin that is not supported anymore. Then I found EU/UK VAT Manager for WooCommerce, and really, I'm very happy the other plugin is not supported anymore, not because it was not a good plugin, on the contrary, it was. But in another case probably I didn't find this amazing plugin, that is even a lot better. EU/UK VAT Manager for WooCommerce is the best plugin to manage the EU VAT. I love the VAT check that is made via Ajax in the background when you are in the checkout. Really kudos for this amazing plugin!
2022 年 6 月 11 日
I was looking for a plugin for a european based b2b shop which will deduct the VAT from other eu countries. Found this plugin, installed it and it worked perfectly! The VAT was deducted on point and i was very happy. But then i noticed that orders from the same country will also deduct the VAT which I thought was not possible. I contacted Omar and he replied that this new feature will be released soon. Today he messaged me to update the plugin and i did! And guess what, now it works exactly as i needed it! Thanks a lot for this plugin and service!
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2.9.1 – 30/01/2023

  • Fixed warning message for Taxes group
  • Enhanced VAT handling when manually editing an order for a preserved country
  • Error messages in PHP 8.2 (creation of dynamic property)
  • Reverted options to select validation methods

2.9 – 14/01/2023

  • Improved session handling
  • Fixed a bug showing PHP warning (title not defined)
  • Verified compatibility with WooComemrce 7.3

2.8.5 – 06/12/2022

  • Removed cURL & Simple validation methods as they are no longer used on VIES
  • Added new shortcodes to trasnlate EU VAT field in WPML & Polylang
  • Enhancement to UK validation method

2.8.4 – 29/11/2022

  • Enhanced seesion validation on checkout & cart pages, leading to better performance
  • Added validation messages class names to tooltips

2.8.3 – 23/11/2022

  • Enhanced validation checks when using PHP sessions, making more compatibility with stores using multisites plugins
  • New option to completely remove the field from checkout so you can control it using field ID with checkout page builders
  • Progress messages got class names, allowing customizing them using CSS

2.8.2 – 18/11/2022

  • The plugin will automatically add VAT number to invoices in the popular plugin (PDF Invoices & Packing Slips)
  • Bug fixes in cache handling

2.8.1 – 13/11/2022

  • New feature: You can now show a custom message when VAT is valid but not matching company name (probably a minor typo)
  • Fixed a bug in show/hide field for countries
  • Enhancements on registrationg values passed to VAT validation
  • Compatibility with WooCommerce 7.1 and WordPress 6.1 verified

2.8 – 20/09/2022

  • Fixed a bug blocking checkout on valid numbers
  • Allowed checking out if billing & shipping countries are different
  • Enhanced VAT calculation when “Shipping to a different address” is unchecked without a refresh
  • Compatibility with WooCommerce 6.9

2.7.4 – 02/09/2022

  • Hotfix for a bug caused by SiteGround optimizer plugin and add related setting under Advanced tab

2.7.3 – 01/09/2022

  • Fixed several bugs when field is required/optional
  • Fixed bug allowing checkout on black VAT even field is required
  • Fixed a bug on option “Show field in these countries”
  • Enhanced caching mechanism on SiteGround hosting
  • New feature: You can now verify if shipping country is same as billing country and preserve VAT if so

2.7.2 – 10/08/2022

  • Added a new option to make field required in all countries except selected
  • Compatibility with WooCommerce 6.8

2.7.1 – 04/07/2022

  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 6.6

2.7 – 11/06/2022

  • Update: Preserve VAT in shop base country/specific countries is now in FREE version
  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 6.5 & WordPress 6.0

2.6.3 – 15/04/2022

  • Fixed an issue in validating VAT on signup if field was empty
  • Fixed a PHP Deprecated warning message & PHP Uncaught TypeError: explode()
  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 6.4

2.6.2 – 26/03/2022

  • Added depency to the wp_enqueue_script function related to Ajax handling
  • Fixed an issue when EU VAT field is optional while creating new users using REST-API

2.6.1 – 19/03/2022

  • Verified compatibily with WooCommerce 6.3
  • Added a new option in the revamped “Required” section to make the VAT field required if company field is filled

2.6 – 27/02/2022

  • Added a new option to make the field required on selected countries only
  • Enhanced how coupons tax should be handled on checkout
  • Changed PHP_MAX_INT priority from server max. to 99 to allow more control for admins
  • Fixed Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function message

2.5.4 – 18/02/2022

  • Added an option to allow checkout even if VAT is not registered in VIES
  • Added a new option to filter orders with VAT numbers in order admin page
  • Verified compatibily with WooCommerce 6.2

2.5.3 – 28/01/2022

  • Verified compatibily with WordPress 5.9 & WooCommerce 6.1
  • Added an option to remove tax if customer is out of EU (Belgium regulations)
  • Added an option to collect & validate VAT numbers in signup forms

2.5.2 – 11/12/2021

  • Compatibilty issue with Wholesale plugin user roles

2.5.1 – 10/12/2021

  • New feature added: Allow specific payment gateway if VAT is valid (i.e. for B2B to allow wire transfers)
  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 5.9

2.5 – 06/11/2021

  • Fixed a bug in showing EU VAT label if not filled.
  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 5.8

2.4.5 – 10/10/2021

  • Enhanced EU VAT appearance in billing section so it’s easily identified
  • UK VAT numbers are space-tolerated so plugin will read VAT numbers with/without spaces
  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 5.7

2.4.4 – 20/09/2021

  • NEW: The plugin now validates UK VAT numbers as well
  • Verified compatibility with WooCommerce 5.6

2.4.3 – 06/08/2021

  • Fixed a warning message regarding AJAX being broken

2.4.2 – 26/07/2021

  • Added an option to hide validation messages in preserved countries
  • Fixed a bug in removing VAT if shipping address is a forwarding address
  • Verified compatibility with WordPress 5.8

2.4.1 – 13/07/2021

  • Added an option to validate VAT based on final destination (if order is sent to a forwarding address)
  • Fixed undefined index & order ID warning messages
  • Verified compatibilty with WooCommerce 5.5

2.4 – 24/06/2021

  • Added a popup section to open official VIES website in orders backend (to verify VAT info on order)
  • Verified compatibilty with WooCommerce 5.4

2.3.3 – 16/05/2021

  • Fixed a bug was showing “Undefined index” errors when connecting through SSH
  • Verified compatibilty with WooCommerce 5.3

2.3.2 – 03/05/2021

  • Fixed a bug in session not firing in store
  • Added tolerance for dash (-) in case VAT number was entered with a dash

2.3.1 – 30/04/2021

  • Enhanced session configuration
  • Added a feature to preserve tax if valid VAT number holders are not exempted (useful in Belgium)
  • Tested compatibility with WooCommerce 5.2

2.3 – 20/04/2021

  • Added new option to allow user to select VAT option
  • Added banners on the sidebar
  • Added a filter to control changes updates
  • Checked compatibility with WC 5.1 & WP 5.7

2.2.5 – 28/02/2021

  • Tested compatibilty with WC 5.0

2.2.4 – 27/01/2020

  • Tested compatibility with WC 4.9

2.2.3 – 30/12/2020

  • Tested compatibility with WC 4.8 & WP 5.6
  • Changed default session type to WooCommerce session

2.2.2 – 21/11/2020

  • Tested compatibility with WC 4.7
  • Plugin name updated

2.2.1 – 14/10/2020

  • Fixed a warning message that was appearing the Site Health Check

2.2 – 02/10/2020

  • Added more strings to be translatable using multi-language sites
  • Tested compatibility with WC 4.5

2.1 – 20/08/2020

  • Fixed a bug that wasn’t exempting VAT on manual orders (WP backend)

2.0.1 – 15/08/2020

  • Tested compatibility with WP 5.5
  • Tested compatibility with WC 4.3

2.0 – 25/06/2020

  • Fixed a bug that prevented showing the correct message (valid successful) for compatibility with some themes JS
  • Enhanced the SOAP method via using better communication method with EU VAT servers

1.9 – 17/06/2020

  • Stopped calling the main JS file on all pages and keep it only on checkout for better performance
  • Removed the string from a deprecated argument to get list of countries
  • Fixed a minor issue that was causing error (failed to load external entity ) in communicating with VIES servers in some cases

1.8.1 – 25/03/2020

  • Checked all plugin features compatibility with WC 4

1.8.0 – 23/12/2019

  • Dev – Plugin author updated.

1.7.2 – 12/12/2019

  • Dev – General – Frontend Options – “Max length” option added.
  • Dev – Validation – “Skip VAT validation for selected countries” option moved from to “Advanced” section.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.7.1 – 05/12/2019

  • Fix – Validation – Check for matching billing country code – Fixed for Greece (EL is replaced with GR when comparing country codes).
  • Dev – Admin & Advanced – “Force VAT recheck on checkout” option added.
  • Dev – Debug – “Error: VAT is not valid” message added to the log.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Tested up to: 5.3.

1.7.0 – 08/11/2019

  • Dev – Validation – “Always exempt VAT for selected user roles” and “Always not exempt VAT for selected user roles” options added.
  • Dev – Admin & Advanced – Debug – “Country code does not match” message added to the log.
  • Dev – Admin & Advanced – Session type – “WC session” option marked as “recommended”.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • WC tested up to: 3.8.

1.6.1 – 16/10/2019

  • Dev – Validation – Check company name – Now converting all values to uppercase before comparing.
  • Dev – JavaScript – Better event for company validation.

1.6.0 – 15/10/2019

  • Dev – General – Frontend Options – “Show field for selected user roles only” option added.
  • Dev – Validation – “Check company name” option added.
  • Dev – Admin & Advanced – Advanced Options – “Debug” option added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.5.0 – 13/08/2019

  • Dev – Admin – Order List – “EU VAT” column added.
  • Dev – Admin – Reports – Taxes – “EU VAT” report added.
  • Dev – Admin – EU country VAT Rates Tool – Duplicates are no longer added for the country.
  • Dev – Admin settings split into sections.
  • Dev – Allow VAT number input without country code – Additional country fallback added.
  • Dev – Functions – General – alg_wc_eu_vat_session_start() – Additional headers_sent() check added.
  • WC tested up to: 3.7.
  • Tested up to: 5.2.

1.4.1 – 04/05/2019

  • Fix – Preserve VAT in selected countries – Bug (when “Allow VAT number input without country code” is enabled) fixed.
  • Fix – Show field for selected countries only – Bug (when “Required” is enabled) fixed.
  • Dev – Frontend Options – “Confirmation notice” options added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – “WC tested up to” updated.

1.4.0 – 06/03/2019

  • Fix – “Preserve VAT in selected countries” fixed when “Allow VAT number input without country code” is enabled.
  • Dev – Frontend Options – “Always show zero VAT” option added.
  • Dev – [alg_wc_eu_vat_translate] shortcode added.
  • Dev – Shortcodes are now also processed in field label, placeholder, description and validation message options.
  • Dev – Validation – Preserve VAT in selected countries – “Comma separated list” option added.
  • Dev – Frontend Options – “Show field for selected countries only” option added.

1.3.0 – 31/01/2019

  • Fix – Default field value on the checkout fixed.
  • Dev – Display Options – Display – Multiple positions are now allowed (i.e. multiselect).
  • Dev – Display Options – Display – In billing address – Field is now editable (“My Account > Addresses”).
  • Dev – Frontend Options – “Label CSS class” option added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.2.1 – 30/01/2019

  • Dev – Advanced Options – “Session type” option added.
  • Dev – Admin settings – “Your settings have been reset” notice added.

1.2.0 – 12/11/2018

  • Fix – AJAX – Possible “undefined index” PHP notice fixed.
  • Dev – General – “Priority (i.e. position)” option added.
  • Dev – General – “Raw” input is now allowed in textarea admin settings.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – Plugin URI updated.

1.1.0 – 07/06/2018

  • Dev – General – “Check for matching billing country code” option added.
  • Dev – General – “Allow VAT number input without country code” option added.

1.0.1 – 05/06/2018

  • Dev – %eu_vat_number% replaced value added to “Message on not valid” option. “Message on not valid” now doesn’t check for required (i.e. empty) field.

1.0.0 – 24/05/2018

  • Initial Release.