This tutorial provides an explanation on how to remove the block Estimate Shipping and Tax from the shopping cart page in Magento:
In order to remove the block Estimate Shipping and Tax from the shopping cart page, you should perform the following:
Connect to FTP using the Filezilla or the File Manager in your Hosting Cpanel.
Copy-paste the checkout.xml file from app/design/frontend/base/default/layout directory to app/design/frontend/tm_themes/themeXXX/layout directory on FTP.
Open the checkout.xml file in app/design/frontend/tm_themes/themeXXX/layout directory with Adobe Dreamweaver or any PHP editor.
Locate this piece of code on line 89:
<block type="checkout/cart_shipping" name="checkout.cart.shipping" as="shipping" template="checkout/cart/shipping.phtml"/>
Comment it out using <!–…–> tags as on the screenshot below:
Click ‘File’-‘Save’ in Adobe Dreamweaver to save the changes to the file.
If you refresh the shopping cart page, after that you will no longer see the ‘Estimate Shipping and Tax’ block:
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below: