Product taxability rules are applied by PTC and are specific to jurisdictions, as outlined in the Amazon Product Tax Code list. A PTC can be assigned at the item or default level.
Default level: The seller-defined default PTC is used to apply a single PTC assignment to multiple offers that do not have an item level PTC already assigned.
To view or edit Default Product Tax Code:
Item level: The seller-defined item PTC is used to designate a specific PTC to a single listing, which will override the seller-defined default PTC.
To view or edit item level product tax code:
The following tools are available to assist with updating individual product detail pages:
Tax Calculation Setting updates will become effective within 5 hours but could take as long as 48 hours.
When a PTC is assigned at the seller-defined default level AND the item level, Amazon will use the item level tax code.
When a PTC is assigned at the default level but not at the item level, Amazon will use the seller-defined default PTC.
When a PTC is not assigned at the item or default level, a calculation will be made using the nontaxable PTC A_GEN_NOTAX.
While Amazon's tax calculation services provide a means to determine and apply taxes to orders, sellers are responsible for reviewing and determining the correct product tax codes, calculation settings and all related information for their products. In addition, sellers are responsible for documenting and paying all taxes to the appropriate taxing authorities for their transactions. This applies to both Amazon-fulfilled and seller-fulfilled products. If you have additional questions about tax calculation, we suggest seeking assistance from your tax adviser.