Drupal 8 Commerce Tax for VAT and Sales Tax

Today I have been working through an issue with commerce tax.  I had to apply a patch that allows me to configure taxes a bit more.

The patch allows Drupal commerce to decouple the tax calculation with the store address.  That way the Drupal commerce store can have multiple tax rates instead of one tax rate for the state the store is located in.  

Drupal Issue: https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce/issues/3005440

Exchange Rates API

Wow, what a great little API.  Exchange Rates API is a free API that helps with currency conversion rates.  

All that needs to be sent is the base currency and the currency that you want to convert.  Then the conversion rate is returned.  Making it simple. 


GET Request: https://api.exchangeratesapi.io/latest?base=USD&symbols=GBP

Result: {"base":"EUR","rates":{"USD":1.1264,"GBP":0.86168},"date":"2019-04-11"}

Drupal and Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a great tool to add another layer of security to your Drupal website.  

When setup correctly Cloudflare will act as a firewall to block malicious traffic to your Drupal website at the application level.  Cloudflare blocks many types of attacks: cross-site scripting, cross-site forgery requests, and SQL injection attacks.  User checks can also be enabled such as GEO IP location and browser integrity checking to limit questionable or unneeded traffic.

Cloudflare also acts as a CDN and has many caching and performance features.