Manual VAT validation when server is busy
The external server that validates the VAT ID is very often unavailable. That's an enormous conversion killer!
I would want to see the following feature:
In case the server is unavailable we show the error message (as done already).
Under the message we write "Please re-check your VAT ID, confirm below and submit your order again.".
Under this we put a checkbox and a sentence "I hereby confirm that my VAT ID is correct and valid."
If the user checks the checkbox and submits the order again, the VAT will not be checked by the external server and we put a note to the order meta that the VAT was validated manually.
This Feature should be optional and controlled via the woocommerce tax settings.