Retrieve the list of VAT rates (or sales tax / GST / etc. rates, depending on what taxation is used in the particular country).

To create a new tax rate, see saveVatRate.

Input parameters

Parameter name Description Possible value Required
lang  Retrieve item names in a specific language. If omitted, API will return item names in the default language of your ERPLY account.
Possible values:
  • 'eng' - English
  • 'spa' - Spanish
  • 'ger' - German
  • 'swe' - Swedish
  • 'fin' - Finnish
  • 'rus' - Russian
  • 'est' - Estonian
  • 'lat' - Latvian
  • 'lit' - Lithuanian
  • 'gre' - Greek
orderBy  'id', 'name', 'active' or 'order' (default sorting order).  String    
orderByDir  'asc' (ascending) or 'desc' (descending). By default 'desc'  String    
active  0 for archived taxes, 1 for active taxes  Integer    
recordsOnPage  Number of records API should return. By default 20, at most 1000.  Integer    
pageNo  API returns at most recordsOnPage items at a time. To retrive the next recordsOnPage items, send a new request with pageNo incremented by one. By default, API returns "page 1".  Integer    
searchAttributeName  Search from attribute name. searchAttributeName and searchAttributeValue have to be specified both  String    
searchAttributeValue  Search from attribute value  String    


Field name Type Description
id  Integer    
name  String  For displaying purposes. If rate = 20, then name may be "20%", for example.  
rate  Decimal    
code  String  Corresponding VAT code in accounting software.  
active  Integer  0 for archived taxes, 1 for active taxes.  
isReverseVat  Integer 

0 for regular taxes, 1 for reverse taxes.

Reverse VAT is a concept used in Europe. It means that in certain cases, the obligation to pay VAT (value-added tax) lies on the buyer, not the seller. A seller can issue an invoice where one or multiple lines are subject to reverse VAT. This amount of VAT must then be paid by the buyer directly to the Tax Department, and this VAT amount is not included in the total sum payable to the seller.

The rate of a reverse VAT can be found from the field reverseRate.

reverseRate  Decimal 

The rate of a reverse VAT.

A tax can only have reverseRate (if it is Reverse VAT) or rate (if it is a regular tax), but not both at the same time.

gstExemptTaxRateID  Integer  Canada-specific field, contains ID of corresponding reduced tax rate, for GST-exempt customers.  
attributes  Array  Additional attributes. Each item looks like this:

Field nameTypeDescription
attributeNameStringAttribute name
attributeTypeStringAttribute type
attributeValueStringAttribute value
***  ***  All the following fields are available only if "City, county and state tax rates" module is enabled on your account.  
ZIPCode  String  ZIP code signifying the area where this tax rate is used (if you have defined it when creating the tax rate).  
category  String  Category of this tax rate (generally not used).  
state  String  State name.  
county  String  County name.  
city  String  City name.  
components  Array  Available only if "City, county and state tax rates" module is enabled on your account.
For each component, the following information is provided:
Field nameTypeDescription
typeStringPossible types are:
  • CITY
nameStringName for displaying purposes.
rateDecimalTax percentage.