Integrate with Quaderno

Note: This direct integration allows you track tax and remit that from within your tax-inclusive pricing as set on Thinkific. If you'd prefer to dynamically charge tax on top of your pricing you can also take payment via Quaderno's checkout flow, by adding a Quaderno checkout form onto an external website (like Wordpress or Squarespace), then enrolling the students in Thinkific via Zapier.

Quaderno is an invoicing application that simplifies taxes for online businesses, including those tricky EU VAT compliance rules. By integrating your Thinkific site with Quaderno, any time a student based in the European Union subscribes to one of your courses Quaderno will automatically generate an invoice for your records with the correct tax rate based on your, or your customer's, location. 

Your course price will include taxes and each student pays the same rate regardless of location. Quaderno allows you to track what percentage of each enrollment is considered tax and must be remitted to your government. 

Below, we include instructions for integrating Quaderno with your Thinkific site for payments taken via both Stripe and PayPal.

Integrating Quaderno for Stripe

To set this up, first make sure you have your Stripe account connected to your Thinkific site on the Integrations section of the Admin Dashboard (more info).

Then once you've signed up for an account at, follow these instructions to connect to Stripe on that end.

Finally, in order for Quaderno to know your customers' locations, you need to make it so that this information is collected from students upon signing up to your site.

To do this, on the Thinkific Admin Dashboard, go to Settings > Orders & Accounts > Custom Sign Up Fields and create a field called 'Country' (for the integration to work, it is important that this exact field name is used). You will also need to choose the field type 'Country' from the dropdown list, and set the field as 'Required'.

Hit 'Save', and that's it! You'll now be all set up for VAT compliance for payments taken via Stripe!

Integrating Quaderno for PayPal

If you're taking payment for your courses via PayPal, here's how to integrate Quaderno with your Thinkific site to allow tax tracking for those payments...

First, make sure that you have followed these instructions to integrate your PayPal account with Thinkific.

Then, head to the Integrations page on your Quaderno admin dashboard and select 'PayPal'.

Quaderno will give you your PayPal IPN, which you need to copy-and-paste into the 'Quaderno IPN Url' field on the Dashboard > Market & Sell > Integrations (as shown in the screenshot below).


Hit 'Save PayPal Settings'.

Finally, make sure that you're collecting your customer's country upon signup to your site (following the same instructions as for Stripe above).

And that's it!

For more information on VAT requirements, check out Quaderno's handy EU VAT Guide.

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