WooCommerce: Remove “incl. tax” “ex. tax” Labels From Cart / Checkout / Order Totals

Do you want to simplify your WooCommerce prices by removing confusing tax labels?

This code tutorial is your guide to removing the “incl. tax” and “ex. tax” labels from your cart, checkout, and order totals in WooCommerce when your “Prices entered with tax” tax option is set to “Yes, I will enter prices inclusive of tax“.

Whether you find them unnecessary or want to create a cleaner pricing display, this tutorial will walk you through two effective snippets to achieve this customization.


Because I’ve set my shop to “Yes, I will enter prices inclusive of tax“, the incl. or ex. tax suffix displays on the Cart Checkout and Order pages based on the “Display prices during cart and checkout” settings. Let’s hide them via code!

PHP Snippet 1: Hide “(incl. tax)” “(incl. VAT)” @ WooCommerce Cart, Checkout, Order Pages

 * @snippet       Remove incl. tax suffix @ Woo Cart, Checkout, Order
 * @tutorial      Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 8
 * @community     Join https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_countries_inc_tax_or_vat', '__return_empty_string' );

PHP Snippet 2: Hide “(ex. tax)” “(ex. VAT)” @ WooCommerce Cart, Checkout, Order Pages

 * @snippet       Remove ex. tax suffix @ Woo Cart, Checkout, Order
 * @tutorial      Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 8
 * @community     Join https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_countries_ex_tax_or_vat', '__return_empty_string' );

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

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