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Vat calculations for seller registered in multiple EU jurisdictions

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June 18, 2014 - 10:15 pm
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Hi Matt & Dave,
I have almost completed configuring M2E PRO and am currently importing ebay orders for products listed through M2E PRO into magento orders and monitoring things. Just installed both Moogento extensions and everything is looking good there.
We are VAT registered in 4 EU countries and sell on Ebay ie,UK,DE,FR,US,AU.
Each ebay site has a seperate attribute for price.
I have created VAT rates and rules for all four countries which Magento is picking up on and applying?
I have no VAT information on my ebay listings. M2E PRO ebay account settings, order tax settings are set to Magento.
Our home VAT (Ireland) is 23% standard for all sales to Ireland and other countries we are not registered for VAT in.
The problem is when we sell an item in a country we are registered in and have set rates and rules up for.
Sell item priced at £10.99 to UK customer. (vat should be £1.83 , £10.99 / 1.20 – £10.99)
Invoices and sales are showing the following.
Magento is deducting our home VAT rate (23%) from the sale price then adding the UK VAT (20%) rate giving a price of £10.76.
Sales to Ireland are calculated correctly.
This is also happening with sales outside of the EU, the VAT (23%) is deducted and the invoice price is incorrect.
I have attached our tax settings.
Any help would be very welcome as we are eager to begin processing orders through ShipEasy and saving many hours sorting through invoices.

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Matthew Ogborne

June 19, 2014 - 10:42 am
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Hi Gavin,

This is where we’re going to have to say you’ll need to contact a tax professional on this topic as it’s one topic I’d personally like to keep away from.

We’ve noted this in the VAT & Tax tutorials in this course because multi tax setups can get a little wild.

That said, it maybe worth asking M2EPro support this question and see what they suggest for you. Frankly I’d even in this case suggest that you pay for them to configure this for you as well, as it needs to be 101% right (and thus the reason why I’m wary of suggesting anything in this type of setup because Mr “Tax man”).

Think that kinda helps Gavin,


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July 6, 2014 - 10:43 pm
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Hi Matt,

I have upgraded from to Magento 1.8 – 1.9 and this function is now covered.
System – Configuration – Tax – Calucation settings – Enable Cross Border Trade – Yes.
Invoices are now calculation tax based on the customers location and keeping the correct sale price.

Once the Tax rates and rules are set up everything works well.


Dave Furness

July 7, 2014 - 9:17 am
Member Since: July 19, 2013
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Hey Gavin,

Glad you managed to get it sorted! Thanks for posting back with your findings.

On a separate note, with you being so heavily involved with Cross Border Trade, have you come across World First for currency management? If you don’t already it could save you some money on the currency conversion. Just a thought :)


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