VAT rates in Europe

VAT rates in Europe

Shopify Partner
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Hi, with our new shop, we'd like to sell all over Europe. Almost each country has two, sometimes three different VAT rates. How do I tell Shopify to use the right VAT rate upon checkout (i.e. reduced rate instead of regular rate)? In other words, where can I tell Shopify to use a reduced rate instead of the regular rate for a certain product. Is the manual overwrite function really the only way to do it? Is there a list of VAT rates Shopify takes as basis available?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Shopify Staff
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Hi, @fm_vlv.


Thank you for reaching out and posting this question!


Due to the varying regulations between countries and states, we're unable to provide this level of legal tax advice. Instead, we'd recommend consulting with local tax authorities or a tax professional to verify that you charge your customers the correct tax rates, and to ensure that you file and remit your taxes correctly. However, we do have the following resources that can help you get set up with VAT and country-specific registrations. 


If you have any other questions on this topic, then don't hesitate to let us know!

Elias | Social Care @ Shopify 
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