Hi Marc! Welcome to our shiny new forum
SimpleCart is indeed hardwired to assume prices exclusive of VAT, and applying the VAT on top of that based on your rules. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get it the way you like, but it does complicate things a bit.
We’ve already discussed this via email, but to reiterate and to have the info available for others too:
- The first thing to do is to add the price exclusive of VAT to your products. So the product price would be set to €8,25.
- Then add a VAT record without any rules to act as the default, making it so SimpleCart can apply that to the product without needing to know any customer information like country or VAT registration.
- To show prices inclusive of VAT on your product pages, use
[[*product_tax_in_formatted]] instead of
[[+product_tax_in_formatted]] instead of
[[+product_price_formatted]] in product listings using getResources.
The biggest problem as we discussed is that it isn’t possible to set prices inclusive of VAT on the product, and then have SimpleCart calculate the portion of VAT automatically. If there’s more demand for that we should be able of developing a plugin that handles that calculation automatically when saving the product resource.
Your calculation is off by a few cents by the way (which can be troublesome when assuming ex + tax pricing), exclusive should be €8,27 with €1,73 VAT to make it to €10.