i have an Magento2 Shop and the countries Germany and France are allowed. Now i want the following settings:

DE = Vat ID is optional in checkout and register FR = Vat ID is required in checkout and register

It is one storeview. Any solution for this problem?


This can be enabled via admin panel:

Stores > Configuration > Customer Configuration > Name and Address Options > Show Tax/VAT Number

The possible options are:

  • No
  • Optional
  • Required

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On checkout

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Now, other possibilities are :

1 If you navigate to:

Stores > Configuration > Customers > Customer Configuration > (Change Scope to correct website/store view) > Create New Account Options > Show VAT Number on Storefront

Change dropdown to Yes.

You'll then have to set up your tax classes/tax rules/customer groups and then in the above section you can assign the correct values to the groups.

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2 From Database

UPDATE `eav_attribute` SET `is_required` = '1' WHERE `eav_attribute`.`attribute_id` = 36;

it's working

  • I can't do this, because i have only one storeview. I need an validation which country is selected in the checkout. – Maximilian Schwarz Oct 16 '18 at 13:43
  • Have you found any solution to make this work? – Sameer Bhayani Oct 24 '18 at 14:05

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