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Woocommerce Super Simple Tax Exemption Plugin

By January 28, 2014WordPress

A client recently needed a way to add a Tax Exemption calculation to the checkout page of the Woocommerce plugin. Most of the plugins for Woocommerce that do this sort of thing attach the tax exemption to the user meta and then call that up to remove tax. This client wasn’t using accounts or login for their cart, so it needed to be far simpler.

In addition to the needed simplicity, the theme that this client is using doesn’t want you to make a child theme of it. *gasp* How do they even do that? While the code for this lived happily in the theme’s functions file, all of it could be wiped out if the theme was updated or not backed up before a migration (some times that happens).

My plugin, Woocommerce Super Simple Tax Exemption, adds the checkbox and input fields to the checkout – including nifty javascript that hides the input initially and then slides down smoothly when the checkbox is checked. Once a customer inputs an ID (there’s no validation on this field because state ID’s vary), the order area updates to remove the tax. Once your customer is done placing their order, a Tax Exempt ID line appears on the Order in the dashboard for easy verification and record keeping.

Installation is simple. Just download the plugin here. Upload it to your site and activate it.

If you’re curious how to customize the checkout fields in Woocommerce, the Woo folks have a great tutorial here:
http://docs.woothemes.com/document/tutorial-customising-checkout-fields-using-actions-and-filters/

If you love it or like it this handy and simple plugin, kindly make a donation of any sizeĀ here.

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