What You Need To Know About Subscription Tax for Your Membership Site

A membership-based subscription website is a great way to earn income on a recurring basis. It lets you create a predictable income source for your business and avoid getting caught in the feast and famine cycle of freelancing and project work. But as great as these websites are, they also have a downside: when you run a subscription e-commerce business, you have to deal with subscription tax. 

Sales tax rates are relatively easy to figure out for one-time purchases. But they become much more complex with subscriptions and recurring billing. 

Keep reading to learn about the common issues that arise when dealing with membership sites and subscription billing and how you can simplify subscription tax management.  

Hide the Payment Method From the Billing Information Page

Your Members will use the Billing Information page to make updates to the payment method used for their membership recurring payment profile. The default page template shows the member’s card type, last 4 digits, and expiration date on this page. This recipe demonstrates how to use the pmpro_billing_show_payment_method filter to hide this list item from the page.

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Exclude billing fields from some membership levels at checkout.

Our Capture Name and Address for Free Levels or for Offsite Gateway Add On allows you to collect billing fields for a free level or for paid levels when using with an offsite payment gateway like PayPal Express.

This code recipe demonstrates how hide those additional billing fields for a specific Membership Level ID.

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What we’re working on: Revamping the Plugin-generated Pages

Just wanted to shoot out an update on some new development we are working on for Paid Memberships Pro. If you have feedback or ideas, please post in the comments. Table-free Membership Checkout and Billing Information Page The default Membership Checkout and Billing Information pages (displayed when using the [pmpro_checkout] and [pmpro_billing] shortcode) currently use (more…)