I am trying to change Tax to say VAT across the site. I have tried to change the en_US.csv file located in i18n in my theme, but with no result. Is this changed on database level, and if so, where?

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You are in the right place, but presumably you need to use:


if your store is in the UK.


Magento ver. 2.1.9

go to here: / vendor / magento / module-tax / view / frontend / layout / checkout_cart_index.xml

find and replace Tax to VAT


/ vendor / magento / module-tax / view / frontend / layout / checkout_index_index.xml

  • This should be the accepted answer. Translation files should just be used for translation management, not used a means of changing the semantic meaning of a label.
    – jschrab
    Mar 15, 2018 at 19:44
  • Yes, this is the place to start May 3, 2019 at 9:57
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    Changes to the module-tax file will just be overwritten the next time you update, won't they? Doesn't seem to be a good method to me. Jul 10, 2019 at 0:36
  • You shouldnt change the core of magento to do a translation Mar 10, 2022 at 16:59

Perfect Thank you

For Australian GST, file name needs to be added en_AU.csv

add line "Tax", "GST"



in folder create file en_GB.csv and write


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