You can always optimize your e-commerce store for different sales tax rates with the help of appropriate Magento extensions. In the post below, you will find the best software designed to simplify your work with taxes. Make your life easier adapting your store for the conditions of different markets.
Table of contents
- 1 German Setup by Firegento
- 2 Sales Tax Extension for Avalara’s AvaTax
- 3 Exactor Sales and Use Tax Module
- 4 FireGento MageSetup
- 5 Advanced TaxTools from AccurateTax.com
- 6 Rounding Error Fix for Magento and PayPal
- 7 EU VAT Enhanced
- 8 DutyCalculator
- 9 EU VAT Validation
- 10 Sales Tax Exempt
- 11 Fixed Gross Price
- 12 NFEColaborativa
- 13 CloudConnect ERP
- 14 Tax Rate For Multiple Country
- 15 PayPal Charges / Fees Adder
- 16 PriceConvert
- 17 Sales Tax SaaS Connector
- 18 Customer Group Without Tax
- 19 Tax Switcher
- 20 AccurateTax Premium TaxTools
German Setup by Firegento
With this Magento extension, you will prepare your e-commerce website for EU markets. It provides proper Magento tax rates and classes for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other EU members. German Setup will automatically assign the new tax classes to all your products. Moreover, you will get an enhanced price rendering, which includes VAT and shipping costs. In addition to aforementioned features, this module is able to generate meta information for products automatically. Please note, that German Setup also contains a list of other modules designed for the improvement of your work within German market. The extension is free.
Sales Tax Extension for Avalara’s AvaTax
Outsource your sales tax management to the experts with AvaTax integration. The module will provide you with the ability not only to calculate sales tax, but also to manage exemption certificates and file returns. It is also able to remit payments between different tax regions. AvaTax is based on more than 100,000 taxability rules in over 11,000 taxing jurisdictions. It applies them to all transactions within your Magento store. You can download this module for free.
Exactor Sales and Use Tax Module
The Exactor Sales Tax Magento Extension provides you with the ability to calculate a sales tax by zip code or at least street address where order is being shipped. Both domestic and international addresses are supported. All the updates are implemented automatically. There is even a support for reduced or exempt tax rates. The module checks if goods are taxed appropriately. In addition, Exactor Sales Module supports tax exempt entities, so your Magento store will be optimized for the need of resellers, hospitals, schools, governments, etc. All sales tax rates are displayed in the shopping cart. You can get all these for free.
MageSetup is a complex tool for setting up tax rates and tax classes. Unlike previous Magento extensions, this one provides additional support for shipping. It works with worldwide destinations and supports the ability to add shipping info to all prices. Besides shipping capabilities, MageSetup offers such features as new tax classes assignment to all configurable products; localised email templates with the automatic support for legal texts; checkout agreements, which can be displayed at customer registration; default CMS pages; automatical generation of product’s metadata, etc. The module is absolutely free.
Advanced TaxTools from AccurateTax.com
Advanced TaxTools Magento module is another extension, that calculates sales tax by zip code. It verifies a shipping address and determines a zip+4 zipcode, then it determines the sales tax rate based on this information. The module is free, but the service requires a subscription. Luckily, there is a free trial, so you can check the functionality of the Advanced TaxTools module without any expenditures.
Rounding Error Fix for Magento and PayPal
Despite this module doesn’t work with taxes, you can still find it among tax rate Magento extensions. If the version of your Magento store is 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 this little addition will be helfup. The extension fixes the rounding bug from the aforementioned versions. For example, a product price is $10.99 and shipping cost is $7.00. In the cart this will rounded to $18.00 instead of $17.99. With this module, you will get $17.99. Or you can just update your current Magento version instead.
EU VAT Enhanced
EU VAT Enhanced is designed to simplify the work within European market. It supports such business transactions as zero-rated intra EU supplies, intra-community triangular transactions, or Reverse Charge. It also offers the ability to create product tax classes, tax rates, tax rules, and customer groups. The module extends VAT validation functions introduced in Magento. It provides certain customer groups with the ability to place orders with 0% VAT. VAT validation, made through european VAT Information Exchange System, is saved with the customer address. Other modules get the access to this data. The extension costs €99.
The DutyCalculator extension is designed for your international customers. It provides the ability to charge import duty and taxes at a moment of purchase. As a result, your customers see a total landed costs of their orders. Information about import duty and taxes can be displayed in the shopping cart, on the checkout page, or in both cases. Additionally, you will be able to classify products and generate different documents, such as commercial invoices and packing lists. The DutyCalculator extension covers 290,000+ products for 72 countries. Moreover, you can use the appropriate form to add your specific products to this list within 48 hours. Note, that DutyCalculator is free.
EU VAT Validation
This is another tool designed to extend the core VAT validation functionality of Magento. EU VAT Validation utilizes Ajax technology to validate VAT number through VAT Information Exchange System. As a result, you can enhance your store with the support of B2BB2B transactions. Your customer inputs VAT number during the the creation of account. Then, the number is validated through VIES. If it is valid, the customer is assigned to the customer group. Customers with non-valid VAT numbers are assigned to the B2C customer group. The price of this tax module is $89.
Sales Tax Exempt
Sales Tax Exempt Magento extension provides your Tax Exempt customers with the tax free checkout. It adds an appropriate checkbox to stage 5 of the one-page checkout. The module displays one text input field for Tax ID number and one drop down field with the list of states. This extension supports One Step Checkout Magento extension. It costs $99.99.
Fixed Gross Price
Magento relies on a fixed net price by default, selling for the same net price. In its turn, the gross price depends on the sales tax rate, which differs from country to country. If the tax rate of your customer is higher than the origin tax rate, a new higher subtotal gross price is calculated. This higher price appears in the last step of checkout. You can fix this with the help of Fixed Gross Price Magento extension, which provides Magento with the support of fixed gross prices. As a result, all your customers pay the same subtotal gross price with a different tax value. Thus, the net price can be lower sometimes. You can get the module for free, so don’t hesitate to check it.
Unlike other sales tax magento extensions, this module is important for Brazilian merchants. If you have a legally established e-commerce company in this country, then this extension is a must have for you. NFEColaborativa module offers the ability to create and digitally sign the NF-e. In addition, you will be able to send it to Brazilian Authorities. The module is free.
Sales tax rates can be managed within a SAP ERP system. With CloudConnect ERP, you can connect you Magento store to such system. The module not only enables order placement directly into SAP, it also provides a two way real-time SAP integration with inventory and tax calculations. You can download CloudConnect ERP for free, but SAP system provides different pricing plans. You can find more information about SAP integration with magento here.
Tax Rate For Multiple Country
This Magento extension simplifies the work with Magento tax rates. The module provides your admins with the ability to apply the same tax rate for multiple countries. In order to achieve this, they just have to select these countries. The extension costs $15.
PayPal Charges / Fees Adder
This module is also among sales tax rate Magento extensions, but it is designed for the wok with fees. It provides the ability to add fees, which are based on a certain payment method of your customer, to the total order amount. The extension works with PayPal, Moneybookers.com, credit cards, and other e-payments. You can download it for $19.99.
PriceConvert Magento extension simplifies the work with taxes within admin. With this extension you will be able to turn your product prices from “excl tax” to “incl tax” group. Moreover, you can also add or remove different percent values to the prices of your products. According to the review, the module works without any errors or conflicts. Unfortunately, it updates prices for the whole Store only, but you can download it for free.
Sales Tax SaaS Connector
With this Magento extension, you will be able to leave all your tax management to professionals. The module offers integration with Wolters Kluwer (SalesTax.com), which is the leading provider of software for tax, accounting and audit management. The company provides highly scalable solution for e-commerce stores of every size. It offers the most relevant sales tax rates, rules, and automated calculations. The integration is free, but we recommend you to check pricing plans and additional features on the official site before installing the extension.
Customer Group Without Tax
With this module, you will be able to provide different customers groups with the ability to see tax-free prices. It is also possible to specify which groups will see tax-free prices on product pages and lists. Moreover, the module can overwrite the default prices with tax in a cart and during checkout with prices without tax. You can check the frontend demo
Tax Switcher is another module for tax management. It suits best for e-commerce stores with different types of customers which have different needs for prices. The extension provides the ability to include and exclude VAT by adding a tax switcher block to the store. With the help of this block visitors of your store are able to choose how prices are displayed (with or without VAT). Then, the choice can be saved in current session only or in a cookie. The price of this module is €39.
AccurateTax Premium TaxTools
The last one in your list of Magento extensions for improved tax management is AccurateTax Premium TaxTools. This module offers product-class taxation per line item, which is important feature for such goods as apparel, food, and other specially-taxed products. In addition, you will enhance your store with the support of sales tax holidays. Furthermore, AccurateTax is able to produce configurable reports. Another important feature is integration with POS solutions. AccurateTax Premium TaxTools also provides the ability to setup up product tax classes and nexus states to check the correctness of product taxability. Please note, that the extension is free.'