Plugin: VAT change / reduction

Version

5.2.0 or newer

Table of contents

Introduction

This plugin will help you to change the tax rate in an easy way. You can change multiple tax rates at once.
 

Installation

The VAT change / reduction plugin can be found in our Community Store, the platform for all Shopware extensions. After installing and activating the plugin. Clear the cache under Configuration > Cache/perfomance > Clear shop cache, reload the backend and you'll find a new sub menu entry under Configuration > Basic settings > called % Change taxes.

It's not possible to open the module

If the module cannot be opened after installing the plugin, this may be due to missing user rights. Please check in under Configuration > User administration in the tab Resources & permissions. Make sure that read is active for the respective roles under the entry swagtax.

More information about the user administration can be found here.

Changing the tax rate

 

After clicking on the entry, you will be asked to make a choice. You can choose to keep the gross price (1) by ticking the check box, this will change your net prices. If you want to change the net prices leave the check box as it is. After making the selection click next (2) located in the bottom right.

 

If you have "other tax rates" these must be adjusted manually in the basic settings.

Pseudo prices are not touched by the control plug-in. If you activate the checkbox Keep gross prices and the net price changes, the pseudo price is also recalculated based on the new net price. 
You can use the following database query to ensure that the pseudo prices are returned to the original price: UPDATE s_articles_prices SET pseudoprice = pseudoprice/1.16*1.19
 

 

Select the tax rate that you wish to change from the drop down menu (1). The tax rate you selected (2) will show up below. Click in the right filed that shows the tax rate (3) and change this to the new tax rate. You can add multiple taxes rates at once. If you wish to remove a added tax rate click on the no entry sign (4). If you are satisfied with your selection, click next (5) to proceed.
 

 

Select the customer group that you wish to change from the drop down menu (1). The customer group you selected (2) will show up below. You can add multiple customer groups at once. If you wish to remove a added customer groups click on the no entry sign (3). If you are satisfied with your selection, click safe (4) to proceed.
 

 

In the final step you have the option to change the tax right straight away, this can be done by clicking on Execute now (batch mode) (1) or you can select a specific date and time (2). If you entered the date and time at witch you want to change the tax rate click safe (3). You can now close the window.

Please note, if you choose the scheduled option the cron plugin and cronjob must be activated.
 

Documents

The plugin does not change the tax rates from existing documents and existing orders. The tax rate at the time of the order is still used to create the documents.

So if you create an invoice for a purchase order before the changeover, the old tax rate is still used by default. If you want to create the invoice with the new tax rate, you can change this manually.
To do so, select the new tax rate for shipping in the order details on the Overview tab in the Edit Order section. Then select the new tax rate for the items in the Items tab. 
Finally, you can now create the document with the new tax rate in the tab Documents. 

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