Magento: How to remove Estimate Shipping and Tax?

Magento offers a built in Estimate Shipping and Tax feature to provide shopping cart customers with realtime feedback of tax and shipping estimation when shopping on an ecommerce website. But often, website owners don’t want to display the Estimate Shipping and Tax function on their shopping cart website. For example, some shopping cart website owners will offer free shipping or flat rate shipping, which makes shipping estimation irrelevant, not to mention confusing and distracting to ecommerce customers. Fortunately for ecommerce web designers, it is quite easy to disable the Estimate Shipping and Tax function on a Magento shopping cart website.

Edit your checkout.xml layout file. The default file in Magento 1.6 would be located in app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/checkout.xml

Remove the following block:

<block type="checkout/cart_shipping" name="checkout.cart.shipping" as="shipping" template="checkout/cart/shipping.phtml"/>

This block can be found within

Refresh the Magento cache and the Estimate Shipping and Tax menu will be removed.