Post by OSWorX » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:13 pm

Please read: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/b ... ommerce_en
(Available in DE, EN, FR).

This change is a postponed date, original was the 1. January 2021 but because of the current COVID-19 situation the new date is the 1. July 2021
And it will be affecting all merchants in and outside the EC.
Does no matter if physical or digital goods.

And it will extend the existing MOSS (Mini One Stop Shop) for declaring the VAT.
Also some thresholds will be changed: 10.000,- and 100.000,- Euro (see more in the official paper).
Also an import threshold value of 150,- Euro is introduced (except e.g. alcohol and tobacco) - beyond customs duty have to applied.
And finally, the excemption not to calculate VAT for orders under 22,- Euro is canceled. (very important for all Chinese Merchants!)

A very important change is: the new rules and MOSS are valied for all merchants (before only for those with digital sales).

In short "what does this mean"
  • Every merchant with sales outside his own country is falling under these new regulations
  • IF the sale is greater than 10.000,- Euro per Year (currently 35.000,- Euro / Year)
  • When the import scheme is used, the seller will charge and collect the VAT at the point of sale to EU customers and declare and pay that VAT globally to the Member State of identification in the OSS (MOSS)
  • If the seller is participating in the OSS (MOSS), VAT of the consumer country has to be calculated and applied.
    Otherwise the VAT of the country of the merchant/seller (as currently)
  • Records of sales/transactions have to be stored for 10 years for later audits
As usual, all these is valid for B2C (Business 2 Customer) sales only.

Further reading (with explainations): https://www.globalvatcompliance.com/eu- ... july-2021/

See EU-Regulation 2017/2455 from the 5. December 2017 (so nothing really new .. or ? ).

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Post by nongetjie » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:16 am

I am very curious how my fellow Opencart users will implement this in the Opencart configuration. Must be something like:

-a Geo Zone per tax rate (for example: all countries with 21% in the same geo zone)
-a Tax Rate for each specific rate (19%, 20% etc...) with the Geo Zone for the countries for that tax rate

Not sure about the Tax Classes yet. I'm only selling physical products in the higher tax rate so I'm thinking of one Tax Class with a line for each specific tax rate based on shipping address.

Any other ideas or supporting plugins for this?

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Post by Rperso » Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:24 pm

I am also curious. How do you guys deal with this? I am a bit lost right now..

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Post by straightlight » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:31 pm

I already provided my two cent on Github Opencart in the past regarding the geographic views with tax rates. Since these routines needs to be dealt with payment and shipping service providers, it will probably have to be dealt by creating new extensions but it also comes to deal with the collect of customer profile and order information in the end versus the VAT regulation charges on recurring basis.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming. The increased post counters are caused by redundancies of the same solutions that were already provided prior.


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Post by Rperso » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:07 pm

straightlight wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:31 pm
I already provided my two cent on Github Opencart in the past regarding the geographic views with tax rates. Since these routines needs to be dealt with payment and shipping service providers, it will probably have to be dealt by creating new extensions but it also comes to deal with the collect of customer profile and order information in the end versus the VAT regulation charges on recurring basis.
Allright. Did you find a solution already? Because if this is not possible I am thinking about shifting to a different platform like Magento.

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Post by straightlight » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:54 pm

Rperso wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:07 pm
straightlight wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:31 pm
I already provided my two cent on Github Opencart in the past regarding the geographic views with tax rates. Since these routines needs to be dealt with payment and shipping service providers, it will probably have to be dealt by creating new extensions but it also comes to deal with the collect of customer profile and order information in the end versus the VAT regulation charges on recurring basis.
Allright. Did you find a solution already? Because if this is not possible I am thinking about shifting to a different platform like Magento.
Shifting to a different platform won't do any better in this case since taxes are imposed by gov. If you still want to switch, however, that is up to your total discretion to do it.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming. The increased post counters are caused by redundancies of the same solutions that were already provided prior.


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