How can I set up a VAT to Add or Exclude this Tax if a VAT ID is used?

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    Asked on April 04, 2015 at 11:18 AM



    I'm planning on using two separate forms, otherwise identical, but other takes payments via Paypal and the other via Stripe.

    I need to add VAT to all buyers who order from within the EU, but if they provide a VAT ID they would be excluded from paying it.

    Is there a possibility to exclude buyers with a VAT ID from paying the tax that otherwise would apply to them?



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    Answered on April 04, 2015 at 01:26 PM

    To my knowledge VAT's are usually issued by a person's bank and not companies charging them when being they are being billed. Additionally, as far I know neither PayPal nor Stripe collect VAT's from their end either. Because of that the only way you could do this would be to manually set this up to allow the addition and exclusion of a VAT Charge for those making purchases via your form from EU locations. 

    I found one jotform "" in your account but I'm unsure if that is the right one or if this is just theoretical right now.


    One way you could do is set up your jotform with your products. One with your PayPal hooked to it and the other with Stripe.

    You would then need use a Dropdown set to Country or an Address Field which you would then set up "Taxes" with these collected to apply an appropriate Tax and specified VAT. 

    Now for your VAT ID to work you could then set this up with a Textbox or Number Field to collect that then use conditional logic with a Multipayment Setup to swap it so that the customers whom are using a VAT ID don't get charged the VAT when they enter one.

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    Answered on April 04, 2015 at 06:41 PM

    Thanks for the conditional logic idea, it's brilliant! I'll try that out now.

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    Answered on April 04, 2015 at 08:22 PM

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