Tax Exemption for WooCommerce – Changelog

Tax Exemption Plugin


Allow customers to declare their VAT / tax exemption eligibility, submit their exemption details, and automatically remove tax from their purchases.


VERSION 1.3.1 – 9TH JANUARY 2024

  • Fix: Fixed an issue in the free version in some cases where the name and reason fields were not showing.

VERSION 1.3.0 - 9TH JANUARY 2024

  • New: Added options to select whether the “Name” and “Reason” fields are shown and required on the tax exemption form.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.4.2
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 8.5.0


  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed an issue with the new “AvaTax” integration.
  • Tweak: Made a few other small tweaks.


  • New: (PRO) Added support for AvaTax. View the “AvaTax” tab on the plugin settings page for more information.
  • New: (PRO) Added a new “Selected countries only” option. If enabled, you can limit tax exemption fields to only be available to certain countries (billing address on checkout).
  • New: (PRO) Added a new “Tax Class Per Customer” option to PRO settings. If enabled, you can set a custom “Tax Class for Tax Exemption” for specific customers. This will override the global tax class set in the general settings.
  • New: (PRO) When “Specific products only” is enabled, added an option to make it so an eligible product must be in cart to show tax exemption checkbox/form on checkout.
  • New: Added “Tax Exemption Details” to the admin “New Order” email.
  • Tweak: Made a few small changes to the admin page.
  • Tweak: Added a loading spinner and message on the “Exempt Customers” tab, when loading the list of customers.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.4.1
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 8.3.0

VERSION 1.1.0 – 31ST OCTOBER 2023

  • New: Added an “Exempt Customers” tab to the admin page, where you can manage, edit and add tax exempt customers.
  • New: Added the “Settings on My Account Page” option to the free version.
  • New: (PRO) Added an option to enable a “Expiration Date” field on the tax exemption form. If their exemption expires, it will be disabled on their account and if “approved users only” is enabled, they will require re-approval.
  • New: (PRO) Added option to enable tax exemption fields on the WooCommerce user registration form.
  • New: (PRO) When “Approved users only” is enabled, added option to show a tax exemption message on checkout with link to account page for non-approved users.
  • New: (PRO) Added an option to “Hide Fields On Checkout”. If enabled, they will only see the the “I want to claim tax exemption” checkbox on checkout. The tax exemption fields will be hidden and they will first need to edit their details on the “My Account” page.
  • New: Added an option to show an “Exempt” orders column on the WooCommerce orders page.
  • New: Added an “Tax Exemption Description” option to the “Custom Text” settings tab, which allows you to show text above the tax exemption fields.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Files uploaded at checkout are now added to a temporary folder, and moved to the main folder when the order is completed.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Automatically delete temporary PDF files that are not assigned to a user or order. Checked daily.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Automatically delete the previous/old PDF file when a new one is uploaded to a user.
  • Improvement: Added a few more possible locations for the “location on checkout” option for the tax exemption checkbox and fields on the checkout page.
  • Tweak: Some small changes to the admin page.
  • Tweak: Added the default WooCommerce classes to the tax exemption checkbox on the checkout page.
  • Tweak: (PRO) When “Selected user roles only” is enabled, it will also hide the “Tax Exemption” tab on the “My Account” page, for users that are not allowed to use tax exemption.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with some websites where tax exemption was not removing tax for logged in users that have not previously set their tax exemption details.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with the file upload field sometimes not working correctly on checkout page.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with deleting cerfiticate from my account page, if the file does not exist.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with certificate not being linked to order properly for guest checkout orders.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Tax Exemption Title” custom text option not working correctly.
  • Fix: Fixed some issues with HPOS compatibility.
  • Fix: A few other small fixes.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.6.0
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.4.0

VERSION 1.0.4 – 15TH OCTOBER 2023

  • Tweak: Some small changes to the admin page.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.3.2

VERSION 1.0.3 – 12TH OCTOBER 2023

  • Tweak: Fixed issue with the “Enable Tax Exemption” option when disabled.
  • Tweak: A few small changes to the admin page.

VERSION 1.0.2 – 12TH OCTOBER 2023

  • Tweak: Added a check to make sure WooCommerce is installed before running the plugin code.

VERSION 1.0.1 – 10TH OCTOBER 2023

  • New: Free version released.
  • Tweak: A few small tweaks and fixes.

VERSION 1.0.0 – 5TH JUNE 2023

  • New: Initial PRO version release.