You can add the VAT registration number field to the cart page, so that your customers can enter their VAT registration numbers just before the checkout.
Customers without a customer account or those not logged in will need to enter their email address.
VAT registration numbers will be stored in your Shopify admin as cart attributes. Sufio will automatically validate VAT numbers and set business customers as tax-exempt when applicable, as well as include them on your invoices.
To add the email and VAT registration number field to the cart page:
- In your Shopify admin, go to the Online Store → Themes page.
- Click the Actions button, then click Edit code.
- Select cart.liquid (or cart-template.liquid) in the left sidebar. You might use the upper search bar for a faster search.
- Insert the following code snippet inside the
<form>. A good place for the field is just before the Check out button.
Please note that if your store uses cart drawer (also called ajax cart), this code snippet needs to be added to a different file than cart.liquid. In most cases, it needs to be added to ajax-cart-template.liquid file.
To make VAT exemptions work, you need to enable the VAT exemptions feature in your Sufio account and correctly set up EU taxes in your Shopify store.
View VAT Exemptions
When your business customer enters a VAT registration number on the cart page, a VAT exemption request is listed on the View VAT Exemptions page in your Sufio account.
This page includes all successful and unsuccessful exemption requests made on your online store. Filtering by their statuses permits you to review and troubleshoot the VAT exemption requests effectively, if necessary.
To access the View VAT Exemptions page:
- In your Sufio account, go to the Settings → Taxes page.
- Click on View VAT Exemptions.
To learn more on how to use this page, have a look at our View VAT Exemptions article.
Do you need help with inserting the code snippet into your Shopify store theme code? We'll be happy to assist! Please contact our support team.