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How to change VAT/tax Number text on the receipt to GST?

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 4:27 pm


September 19, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Hi there,

I was wondering how to change the text for VAT/tax Number to GST Number on the generated PDF receipt. I went into the Messages -> Purchaser and there I could only find [INVOICE_PAYEE_TAX_NUMBER_*], no ability to edit text itself. Please let me know how that can be done. Thank you!


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September 20, 2016 at 5:38 am

Hi there,

To change the text you would need to use the ‘prefix’ parameter:


That wll change the text output to GST:, if there is no ‘prefix’ then EE defaults to ‘VAT/TAX Number:’.

To note the message system include details for all of the message shortcodes within the ‘Help’ section –

If you click that and then view the ‘Message Shortcodes’ section within there you will find details for any of the available shortcodes there.


September 20, 2016 at 9:35 am

Thank you very much Tony! It worked! I have noticed something: by default [INVOICE_PAYEE_TAX_NUMBER_*] does not have any tax number and even if you add prefix="GST: ", it reverts to default [CO_TAX_NUMBER_* ] which automatically says VAT/TAX, so the trick is to replace default line with Company’s Tax Shortcode [CO_TAX_NUMBER_* prefix="GST #: "] and it all works well. I also placed it in a different location from the Payee’s information.

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