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Hello,

Is it possible to change VAT Number to say TAX ID/VAT on the order form in the field highlighted in the attached picture?

kind regards

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Open your english.php file, read this and look for the following strings:

$_LANG['tax']['taxLabel'] = "Tax ID";
$_LANG['tax']['vatLabel'] = "VAT Number";

Anyway think twice. Are you 100% sure that you really want customers to use the same field for both VAT numbers and Tax ID? For a million of reasons you'll probably need both values and not just one at a time.

Edited by Kian

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Hello @Kian,

Thank you for the reply! Am I missing something here? I am under the impression that the VAT Number field on the order form is the same thing as a businesses Tax ID Number. Is this not the case? The whole reason I'm looking to modify this is because I deal with a lot of customers in the USA and they do not understand what VAT stands for so I'm constantly answering this question. Having it say "Tax ID / VAT Number" instead of just "VAT Number" would be helpful.

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Hello @Kian

I clarified this with WHMCS Support and they had this to say.

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This field is called "Tax ID" but changes to being called "VAT Number" when you enable "VAT Mode" at Setup > Payments > Tax Configuration > VAT Settings .

This is why there are two language strings in the language files.

With this information it means there is absolutely no issue with changing the field to say "Tax ID / VAT Number".

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14 hours ago, N8Solutions said:

Am I missing something here? I am under the impression that the VAT Number field on the order form is the same thing as a businesses Tax ID Number. Is this not the case? 

Apart from WHMCS (whics does a little mess about TAX ID and VAT ID), it's something which change depending on the country... but usually it's something DIFFERENT.

TAX ID is the ID assigned to a person OR to a company

VAT ID is assigned only a companies involved in commercial activity relevant to VAT.

I.e:

  • in Italy, tax ID is alphanumeric for persons and numeric for companies; VAT ID is only numeric (and often is the same as TAX ID, but not always)
  • in Slovenia, TAX ID for companies and VAT ID are always just numeric, and always different
  • in Germany, VAT ID is numeric, and TAD ID something like 123/456/12345

... and so on...

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@Remitur

Thank you for the extra information. Regardless of how Tax ID & VAT is defined in each country, when someone is signing up for service, they will know ahead of time if the invoice will be submitted to their tax office as a business expense which means they will know what needs to be entered in that field.

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