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?


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


if your store is in the UK.

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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

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  • 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 '18 at 19:44
  • Yes, this is the place to start – TheKitMurkit May 3 '19 at 9:57
  • 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. – Tom Anderson Jul 10 '19 at 0:36

Perfect Thank you

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

add line "Tax", "GST"

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in folder create file en_GB.csv and write


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