I've tried to make sense of these threads but they're reaching a complexity beyond what I am looking for:
The principle is the same: As is the case in most countries outside the US, in Ireland sales taxes (VAT) are included in the displayed selling price (except in some B-2-B scenarios). It is however common practice to show the tax breakdown at the end of the sales receipt. Foxycart does not allow for this "out of the box" which is a pity as it is standard commercial practice it large parts of the world.
I basically need to stick with my full prices in my shop. It is not acceptable to show prices ex-VAT as consumers would get irritated and confused by that - the same way we get confused as tourists in the States when we suddenly get lumbered with extra costs at the till that we didn't expect from the pricetags ;-). They only need to see VAT on the final receipt. The suggested MODX PHx solution of displaying the full price on the website but passing a PHx adjusted tax-free price to Foxycart is a non-starter because it would be highly confusing to the buyer to see one price on the website, another one in the cart and then something else again at checkout.
One of the posts mentions an adjustment to the receipt email to show the extracted VAT amount. This would be perfectly sufficient! Can anybody point me in the right direction of how to achieve this please? I would need to be able to extract VAT based on product category as we have 2 categories and each has a different tax rate. I am not concerned about international buyers. Any help would of course also be appreciated
I see that the voting for this type of feature has been going on since 2009 ... Any plans for bringing this into the core to help us Europeans out?