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TaxRatesManager

Update & create tax rates automatically, when you are sleeping

Manage tax rates automatically

Whenever there is a new rate (like the Dutch low rate being increased from 6% to 9% on January 1st 2019), you will need to rush yourself into the Magento backend to make the adequate changes, before an order is placed with the wrong rate. Our extension changes this dramatically. It runs through cron and simply updates the rates as soon as they need to changed. Likewise, it will create new rates when they become available. And the extension allows you to re-run all of these scenarios beforehand (now), so that you understand what happens.

  • 100% open source and well-written
  • compliant with modern Magento standards
  • 1 year of free composer updates & support
  • 14 day money-back guarantee
$ 99
for 6 months

Latest release: See CHANGELOG

Don't worry

Regardless of what time, regardless of what kind of changes are made, your tax rules will be kept up-to-date automatically. You don't have to stay up late anymore for updated percentages to be taken into effect.

Testing is knowing

Our extension makes it easy for you to preview what will be done, when a certain deadline is met: We provide you with test-feeds (or you can create your own) and you can see beforehand what our extension will be done at a certain time.

Packages & pricing

You don't need to do a thing

This is a timesaver whenever you are selling within the EU

Update or create rates

Within your Magento backend, the Tax Zones & Rates are usually managed by hand: With our extension, the EU tax rates are automated. This means that when the Brexit is a fact, or when Dutch tax rates change, you don't need to take any action: The extension takes care of this automatically via a cronjob.

Hints in the Magento backend

Once you start managing rates via the Manage Tax Zones & Rates page, you can easily make mistakes. Our extension gives suggestions on which rates to create or which rates to correct. Even better, you can enable automatic fixing in the extension as well. A simple visit to the backend page will push all changes needed.

Test whenever you see fit

The rates are derived from an online feed. Our extension configuration allows you to test other feeds as well, so you can see what kind of changes are made at what time.

The whole goal of this extension is to make changes automatically while you are sleeping. It is wise to do testing beforehand, when you are still awake. Our instructions will guide you into what to test in what order.



Tip: Make sure to read our instructions for testing the upcoming changes.
It is important that you understand what changes are made automatically!

What happens on January 1st 2019?

  • We will run an automatic job to update our public feed to change the Dutch rate from 6% to 9%
  • The cron service of your Magento shop will poll this feed every 5 minutes and see if a change is available.
  • Once the change is received, the tax rate in your Magento store is modified automatically.
  • During all of this, you are partying hard to celebrate the New Year, without worrying about tax changes



Make sure to check our TaxRatesManager User Manual
for detailed instructions on how to properly this extension.
It will save you time!

Quick Start to install your Yireo extension

Installation via composer URL

We recommend to install Magento 1 extensions via composer or modman. See the Composer project for instructions on how to get composer up and running. Once composer is installed, make sure to download the Magento 1 Composer Installer to your project. After this, you should be good to go to install Magento 1 extensions via composer.

Next, use the following commands to install our extension. Make sure to add in your own subscription key.

composer config repositories.yireo-taxratesmanager composer https://api.yireo.com/composer.php/key,YOUR-LICENSE-KEY/
composer require yireo/magento1-taxratesmanager

After this, the extension is ready for use in Magento. First of all, flush the cache. This can be either done using the Cache Management page in the Magento Admin Panel, or by using the command magerun cache:flush. If you were already logged into the Magento Admin Panel, make sure to logout and log back in again, before proceeding. Do not forget to grab yourself a manual copy of our extension as a backup.

Installation via composer artifact

We recommend to install Magento 1 extensions via composer or modman. See the Composer project for instructions on how to get composer up and running. Once composer is installed, make sure to download the Magento 1 Composer Installer to your project. After this, you should be good to go to install Magento 1 extensions via composer.

Next, download the composer ZIP packages from this webpage under the File Downloads tab. Create a new folder packages within your Magento source and copy the ZIP packages to this new folder. Next, run the following commands (and make sure to include the right path to your Magento source):

composer config repositories.zip-packages artifact /path/to/magento/packages
composer require yireo/magento1-taxratesmanager

After this, the extension is ready for use in Magento. First of all, flush the cache. This can be either done using the Cache Management page in the Magento Admin Panel, or by using the command magerun cache:flush. If you were already logged into the Magento Admin Panel, make sure to logout and log back in again, before proceeding. Do not forget to grab yourself a manual copy of our extension as a backup.

Manual installation

Please note that we highly recommend using composer instead. However, in some cases, it might be required to do a non-composer installation. For this, download the module ZIP from our site (under the tab File Downloads). Next, create a folder with the following name and copy to the ZIP contents to it:

app/etc/modules/Yireo/TaxRatesManager.xml
app/code/community/Yireo/TaxRatesManager

After this, the extension is ready for use in Magento. First of all, flush the cache. This can be either done using the Cache Management page in the Magento Admin Panel, or by using the command magerun cache:flush. If you were already logged into the Magento Admin Panel, make sure to logout and log back in again, before proceeding. Do not forget to grab yourself a manual copy of our extension as a backup.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All tax rates are managed in a CSV file tax_rates_eu.csv within the online GitHub repository. Future changes will be made available there as well, so you can test for these future changes in time. Make sure to check our TaxRatesManager User Manual for further instructions.

Yes, you can. Our CSV file can be uploaded from GitHub and uploaded to your Magento backend, which allows you to change the tax rates on the fly. It's your show: If you want to correct this at 1 minute past 12 on January 1st (or whenever other changes are made), this will save you the money.

Note that if you forget, you might sell products to customers with the wrong rate, which needs to be corrected manually afterwards. Make sure to check our TaxRatesManager User Manual for further instructions.

When a new rate is added, it will be directly visible under Manage Tax Zones & Rates. However, it will still need to be configured under Manage Tax Rules, which is a business decision you need to make, depending on the products that you have in your shop. Make sure to check our TaxRatesManager User Manual for further instructions.

As soon as the Brexit is a fact, the rates for the UK will be reset to 0%, because this rate applies to customers ordering from a non-EU country. If you are a UK shop-owner, you will need to change your Tax Rules dramatically, which is not covered by this extension. We'll blog on the Brexit opera as it unfolds.

Where there are multiple rates for a specific country, the extension will start guessing. Say, there is a country XX with 3 tax rates: 0%, 4% and 20%. If the low rate of 4% is increased to 6%, the extension will calculate that the new rate is closed to the old rate of 4% and modify the old rate. However, if the low rate of 4% would go up to 18%, the extension might wrongfully assume that the high rate goes down from 20% to 18%.

If you use the Code (aka label) of our GitHub rules, this will prevent these mistakes from happening. Likewise, we will make changes to our extension to allow for less errors. Still, we highly recommend you prepare for future changes, by using the test feeds available in the extension beforehand.

No, it is not. As a policy, all our Yireo software is unencrypted - we do not make use of technologies like ionCube or ZendOptimizer. All PHP-code is open source, but for commercial extensions the code is only given to paying customers.

You probably would like to know if this extension is working under a specific Magento version 2.X.Y. However, from a technical point of view, the question is wrong: The major Magento version 2.X.Y is not semantical but instead used for marketing purposes. It doesn't give any guarantees.

Instead, we maintain compatibility with the actual modules that lie underneath (like Magento_Catalog or the Magento Framework). And version management for these dependencies is handled via composer. We strongly advice you to rely on composer to answer the question whether our extension works under a specific Magento version. This is the only way to guarantee compatibility in a professional way.

Alternatively, study our CHANGELOG for details on the progress we made.

Once the subscription expires, the composer feed will not give you any access to the software anymore. We recommend you to download the latest ZIP file from our site and add this to your own private composer repository instead (BitBucket, GitHub) so you keep the latest sources available through composer.

Once you purchase this extension, you get access to the downloads for a period of time (normally 12 months). The downloads folder will contain both minor updates and major updates. You can always download the latest version of the extension at any time by logging into your Yireo Account - as long as you have a support subscription that did not expire yet. Likewise, for the period of the subscription, you can use composer to install the package from the command-line. If your subscription expired, you are required to purchase a new subscription to access new updates.

Getting support

If you run into problems, we are happy to help you out with the following resources:

We usually respond within 24 hours.

Extensibility

EmailTester is written following standards like MEQP1, ECG and ExtDN (as far as they are Magento 1 concerned). This extension does not make any overrides. It only hooks into events.

PHP 7 recommendation

Our extension is written for PHP 7. Magento 1 has only recently added support for this, with the release of Magento 1.9.4.0. You can add support for PHP 7 to older Magento 1 environments with patches or the Inchoo module. We HIGHLY recommend you to upgrade to Magento 1.9.4.X instead.

PHP 5.6 extension is availalbe

We have made a PHP 5.6 extension available as well, for those shops that still run this outdated PHP version. However, if your shop is still on PHP 5.6, we HIGHLY recommend you upgrade to PHP 7, simply because of the huge benefit of speed.

Supported Magento versions

  • 1.9.3.X (see composer requirements)
  • 1.9.4.0 (see composer requirements)

Requirement details

  • php: ^5.6.0 || >=7.0.0
  • ext-json: *
  • ext-curl: *

1.2.0 (December 2018)

  • Add a quick "Fix" link to each notice
  • Add a "Clean Existing Rates" button
  • Drop non-PHP56-compatible code, even though it sounds crazy - PHP7 is simply supported

1.1.2 (December 2018)

  • Make sure invalid rules from earlier don't crash the system

1.1.1 (December 2018)

  • Removed autoloading from extension

1.1.0 (December 2018)

  • First public release

1.0.2 (December 2018)

  • Add functional tests for playing with feed URL

1.0.1 (November 2018)

  • Fix caching settings
  • Add more settings in backend

1.0.0 (July 2018)

  • Definitive skeleton of Magento extension
  • Unit tests, functional tests
  • Refactoring to remove Guzzle for ease of packaging

0.1.0 (January 2018)

  • Automatically fix rates when online rate changes

0.0.1 (July 2017)

  • First draft with simple CLI script
  • Setup of GitHub CSV source
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