I want to hide tax details from order_email_template in Magento-2.1. For comment this code in \vendor\magento\module-sales\view\frontend\layout\sales_order_email_items.xml:

<block class="Magento\Tax\Block\Sales\Order\Tax" name="tax" template="order/tax.phtml">
    <action method="setIsPlaneMode">
        <argument name="value" xsi:type="string">1</argument>

I want to override it. Please help me to override this file.

2 Answers 2


Core file override steps:

Step1: First copy core file sales_order_email_items.xml & past in your theme at location


Step : 2 Add Remove block code in file

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd" label="Email Order Items List" design_abstraction="custom">
        <referenceBlock name="tax" remove="true"/>

Step: 3 After run below commands

php bin/magento cache:clean

php bin/magento setup:di:compile

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

  • I will run same steps,but it is not working. Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 13:44
  • Updates ans pls check & let me know
    – Abdul
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 13:50
  • Please note that the file to modify in Magento 2.3 is sales_email_order_items.xml
    – PauGNU
    Commented May 25, 2020 at 10:59

Additionally to the best answer: That solution may not be good. Magento calculates subtotal and taxes. When you remove block from layout it will not update totals. see \Magento\Sales\Block\Order\Totals::_beforeToHtml $child->initTotals(); So the subtotal may be decreased on tax amount, and will present a netto price. You'd better use this approach to avoid unexpected behavior.

<referenceBlock name="tax" display="false"/>

The subtotal will be processed, but the block will not be rendered.

For more info see:

\Magento\Framework\View\Element\AbstractBlock::getChildHtml \Magento\Framework\View\Layout::renderElement

  • Your solution suits perfectly to my requirements. Thank you.
    – Silver
    Commented Aug 4, 2021 at 10:53

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