Taxes on different products in UK and EU

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I have a store that currently only sells to the UK but sells eBooks, paperback and hardback books and audio CDs. All the books are not taxable in the UK but the CD's are. If we start selling in the EU all the products are taxable. Is there a way to set all products to be taxable but state they are 0% in UK but taxable at EU country rate if purchased from the EU.

We have been advised to set up collections - cant do this as have to be manual collections and ours are automated

Have been advised to set up product overrides - only works on manual collections

Update each product individually - really!! on thousands of products

Turn off tax for product - this means not charged in EU

Have spent ages online to support but there doesn't seem to be a solution. How can a Company as big as Shopify not have a solution to this? there must be many companies using shopify sites that need this requirement.

Hoping someone might have a solution!!

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Shopify Partner
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I hope I clearly understand and be able to help.

1. Since to set up Override you need a manual collections and you seems to have thousands of products why not hire a person to do it for you.  To those know how to do it, this job should not take more than 8 hours. Here's hope this link can help:

2. You have 2 separate settings for UK and EU taxes, if you are able to set up the override for UK then all you have to do is collect taxes for EU countries. You should be able to set up overrides for each set up incase the standard set up is not applicable to what you want to happen. To show EU tax settings all you have to do is add EU countries in your shipping zones. 


I hope this helps.

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