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Show VAT on Invoice for Gross Prices

Posted: July 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm


Thomas

July 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Hello,
I’m using WP4.9.6 with EE4.9.63p.
Our events use gross prices and the VAT should be shown on the final invoice.
The forum shows a similar topic from 3+ years ago:
https://eventespresso.com/topic/problem-with-face-value-vs-non-taxed-prices/

At that time it seems that EE developers planned the feature that for tax inclusive amounts (gross prices) EE would automatically calculate out the base price and the tax amount.

My expectation:
if the event’s ticket has not activated the checkbox “this ticket is taxable”
and my VAT amount is correctly defined under the tax settings
I would expect that the VAT line of the invoice automatically shows the correct tax amount from the event’s gross price.

Is my expectation incorrect?

Thanks, Thomas


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 9, 2018 at 7:22 pm

Hi Thomas,

That’s actually not correct because if “this ticket is taxable” is not checked, then no VAT is applied. Put another way: The VAT amount set in tax settings is only applied if the checkbox is checked.


Thomas

July 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

Okay, I see.
This means that EE always takes the ticket price as net price, and then only adds the VAT in case the checkbox is activated.
It would be great if there’d be another checkbox like “ticket price incl. VAT”. in 2015 you mentioned that EE’s dev team is thinking about building out an extension that can be used to modify the way ticket prices are entered. So instead of defining a base price + tax amount, a tax inclusive amount and the tax amount can be entered. Then EE would automatically calculate out a base price.

Is this on the way or are there still plans to get this offered by a standard EE functionality?

Thanks, Thomas


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 10, 2018 at 7:19 am

Hi Thomas,

There is a setting in Event Espresso > Pricing > Tax Settings where you can set “Show Prices with Taxes Included?” to Yes or No.

With regards to a new feature where EE would automatically calculate out a base price, they still want to add this but it will require a refactor of the current ticket editor.


Thomas

July 10, 2018 at 9:42 am

Hi Josh,
“Show Prices with Taxes Included?” is set to “Yes”, but in the invoice the 19% VAT shows up as 0,00…
Can you tell me which EE4 file (or standard message) would have to be customized in order to display the tax amount in the invoice?
Thanks, Thomas


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

“Show Prices with Taxes Included?” is set to “Yes”, but in the invoice the 19% VAT shows up as 0,00…

That’s because “this ticket is taxable” is not checked. If you check the box next to “This ticket is taxable” you will not need to edit the invoice.

If you want to edit the invoice anyway, you go to Event Espresso > Messages > Default Message Templates, then edit the Invoice message type.


Thomas

July 10, 2018 at 10:28 am

Thanks Tony,
But I think we are running in circles 😉

Our ticket prices should be like 70,- or 840,- already including taxes, so I have set “Show Prices with Taxes Included?” to “Yes”.

Activating “This ticket is taxable” converts a round and sound ticket price of 840,- into 999,60, so it adds the 19% VAT to the ticket price (although “Show Prices with Taxes Included?” is set to to “Yes”).

In fact I already tried to use the PHP code snippet from the old forum post mentioned above in the respective table row of the Default Message Template/Invoice/Customer/Main Content. But it seems that PHP is not allowed there, and the code gets displayed in the generated PDF invoice.
Should PHP code work well in the Message Templates?

Thanks, Thomas


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

It might help to explain that Event Espresso’s price inputs are not tax inclusive. So if there’s a tax involved (inclusive or not inclusive) you need to input the price not including tax.

e.g. If the already including tax price is $840, where the already included tax rate is 19%, you input $705.88 for the price. The result will be:

https://slack-files.com/T02SY781D-FBMREGA0L-5a83f97e48

Should PHP code work well in the Message Templates?

No you would need to make a shortcode (using PHP)

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