WooCoomerce Eu Vat Field

WooCoomerce Eu Vat Field

The WooCoomerce Eu Vat Field (WCEV) seamlessly integrates an additional EU Vat Number Field into your WooCommerce platform. It will be dinamically shown during the checkout process only if the selected billing country is part of the European Union. The plugin also offers several other options, like a way to validate the field, make it as a required one or to remove the VAT fee.

Note: The plugin, like WordPress, requires a minimum 5.5 PHP version.

(Shop admin account)
user: demo
pass: demo

(customer account)
user: demo2
pass: demo


WCEV extends WooCommerce adding a EU Vat Number Field that will be dinamically shown during the checkout process and user profile page only if the selected billing country is part of to the European Union. The shop admin can also make it required and optionally validate it (the plugin uses the VIES function or simply check if it has a valid format ). It also allows you to not charge the users that enter a Vat number.


By accessing to the WooCommerce -> EU Vat Field – Options you can configure the plugin options. You can, for example, disable the required option or show the Require invoice voice by which the customer can request an invoice. Furthermore, once enabled this option, you can also make the field visible only if the users requests an invoice.

Vat validation

The Vat number can be validated using the VIES function. In case the validation fails, the plugin will not allow the checkout to be completed and it will show a validation warning message (customizable using the Texts menu).

Validation can be also performed by just checking the if the Vat number has a valid format.

Tax removal options

The WCEV plugin will also allow you to not charge the VAT taxes for users that have inserted a VAT Number. Optionally taxes can be not charged for all users with a VAT Number or only the ones for which the billing country is different from the store base location (WooCommerce -> Settings -> General -> Base Location).

Business-to-Business made easy!

The shop admin can also make the Billing company name field as required! So optionally using this option in conjuction with the VIES Vat validation method and the enabling Tax removal option, shop admin can easily make business to business (b2b) sales.

Label and Text (WPML Localizable)

Field label, placeholder and validation error message can be customized using the Text menu. For WMPL users, text can be localized by just switching the current language using the WPML language selector and then entering texts for the current language.

Frontend integration

WCEV seamlessly integrates the EU Vat Field in the Checkout, My Account, Order details pages and in the Order emails. No configuration required!

Backend integration

WCEV seamlessly integrates the EU Vat Field also in the backend. The shop admin can retrieve Vat number information and if the user requested an invoice, from the Order details and Orders list pages:


Frontend integration – Checkout

Frontend integration – Billing details page (with the “request invoice” option enabled)

Frontend integration – Order details page

Email integration

Backend integration – Order details page


Backend integration – Orders list page

User profile page (Admin)


= 1.9 - 22.04.17 =
* Improved tax exemption managment

= 1.8 - 10.04.17 =
* Fixed other WooCommerce 2.6 backward incopatibility issues

= 1.7 - 05/04/17 =
* Fixed an minor issue with WooCommerce 3.0

= 1.6 - 13/03/17 =
* Fixed a minor issue on a javascript library used in the Admin order edit page

= 1.5 - 08/03/17 =
* Vat number are now recognized even if the have the country code prefix
* Fixed an issue with Dynamic string translation (WPML)

= 1.4 - 05/03/17 =
* On manually loading billing user info on Order details page, now vat data is properly loded
* Added support for WooCommerce Multiple Addresses ( )

= 1.3 - 23/02/17 =
* Added option to make Billing company field as required

= 1.2 - 22/02/17 =
* Added method to simply validate Vat number format

= 1.1 - 17/02/17 =
* Minor bugfix

= 1.0 - 15/02/17 =
* Release