Easy Digital Downloads EU VAT


Release date 12 January 2022

  • New: Compatibility with the EDD Invoices plugin version 1.3.2
  • Tweak: EDD Invoices custom templates only load when the EDD Invoices plugin version is lower than 1.3.2.
  • Fix: Customer VAT details not displaying within the EDD Invoices plugin.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.8.3 and Easy Digital Downloads


Release date 13 December 2021

  • Fix: Compatibility issue with the EDD Invoices plugin version 1.3.1
  • Fix: Frontend javascript ignoring SCRIPT_DEBUG constant.


Release date 07 December 2021

  • New: Added support for the Easy Digital Downloads - Invoices plugin.
  • New: Added ability to display website address and email address inside the invoice.
  • Tweak: Switched VIES api url from http to https.
  • Tweak: Updated language files.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.8.2 and Easy Digital Downloads


Release date 13 Oct 2021

  • Tweak: Clear EDD Recurring license cancel and renew checkout notice if a VAT number is successfully applied.
  • Dev: Add a filter to allow showing the hidden incorrectly priced EDD Recurring notices.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.8.1 and Easy Digital Downloads 2.11.2.


Release date 29 July 2021

  • Tweak: Clear EDD Recurring license upgrade checkout notice if a VAT number is successfully applied.
  • Fix: VAT details were not displayed on the Purchase Receipt or EDD PDF Invoice for certain renewal payments.
  • Fix: When using the \'Blue Stripe\' template with EDD PDF Invoices, special characters would not display correctly.
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.8 and Easy Digital Downloads 2.10.6


Release date 5 May 2021

  • New: Added UK VAT number validation.
  • New: Added Company UK VAT number field in settings, which is displayed in purchase receipts and emails.
  • New: EDD 3.0 compatibility.
  • Tweak: Added an admin warning if the PHP Soap extension is not installed on the server.


Release date 8 April 2021

  • Fix: Fixed an issue introduced in EDD 2.10.1 which made the VAT number a required field on checkout when a discount code was applied.


Release date 16 February 2021

  • Tweak: Switched the purchase receipt details to use a CSS flexbox layout for the columns.
  • Dev: Added new filters to allow VAT number formatting and for handling payment rounding in the EC Sales List export.


Release date 20 January 2021

  • UK VAT: Remove VAT number field from checkout for United Kingdom following Brexit.
  • Tweak: Add expiry for Ireland temporary VAT rate cut.
  • Fix: Cart totals on checkout when prices are inclusive of tax.
  • Dev: Filter added to allow users to optionally display VAT number field for United Kingdom on checkout.
  • Dev: Add Composer project type and remove deprecated file include.


Release date 7 September 2020

  • New: Applied the temporary VAT cut for Ireland from 23% to 21%.
  • Fix: Minor error which prevented the VAT field description filter working.


Release date 30 June 2020

  • New: Added temporary VAT rate cut for Germany. The VAT rate applied on checkout will be reduced to 16% automatically for customers from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020 inclusive.
  • Tested with latest versions of WordPress and EDD.


Release date 14 May 2020

  • New: Added full VAT company information to purchase receipt and PDF invoice (if using EDD PDF Invoices).
  • Fix: Added VAT details to subscription renewal payments for EDD Recurring.
  • Fix: Prevent double submission of VAT number validation on checkout.
  • Fix: Hide VAT field when checkout first loaded if billing country not in EU.
  • Fix: The address state on the purchase receipt was displaying the code rather than the full name.
  • Fix: Improve compatibility with EDD Stripe.
  • Tweak: Always show the VAT tax rate on purchase receipt, regardless of plugin setting to show/hide invoice details.
  • Dev: Added new plugin license system and refactored code.
  • Dev: Added more filters for easier developer customisation.
  • Dev: Added Composer support.


Release date 15 January 2020

  • Added new EC Sales List report for VAT-registered businesses in the EU.
  • Added hooks to VAT Payments report to allow adjustment of total and tax amounts (e.g. for currency conversion).
  • Prevent VAT field being hidden by EDD Stripe when using the saved billing address feature.
  • Move VAT check result inside main VAT field on checkout.


Release date 17 December 2019

  • Hide VAT field on checkout if billing country is not in the EU.


Release date 28 November 2019

  • Initial release.