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Tax policies

Responsibility for Taxes

You are responsible for identifying your Tax obligations in addition to the calculation, remittance, and reporting of all taxes within your obligation, regardless of your participation in Amazon’s Tax Calculation Service.

  • In some circumstances, Amazon may, consistent with the applicable law, calculate, collect, and remit (as Amazon) applicable national, state, or local sales and use taxes, goods, and services taxes (GST), or value added taxes (VAT) (collectively “Taxes”) on orders destined to specific locations. For more information about these specific locations, see Marketplace Withheld Tax.
  • Amazon offers an optional Tax Calculation Service for Professional sellers to calculate Taxes and other transaction-based charges on orders destined to non-Marketplace Tax Collection jurisdictions within your elected country. Amazon expressly agrees to remit to you (with your earnings disbursement) Taxes calculated in connection with your use of Amazon’s Tax Calculation Services, for you to remit to the appropriate tax authority. For more information, see Tax Calculation Services.
  • Amazon does not report or remit Taxes to any government on behalf of any seller. Sellers remain responsible for any ongoing remittance and/or reporting requirements they may have in connection with Marketplace Withheld Tax or Amazon’s Tax Calculation Service.

Except as otherwise provided in the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement (the “Agreement”), you agree that Amazon is not obligated to determine your tax obligation, whether taxes apply, and Amazon will not be responsible to calculate, collect, report, or remit any seller obligated taxes arising from any transaction. However, if a taxing authority requires us to pay any of your taxes, you will promptly reimburse us for the amount paid.

Taxes on Fees and Payments

Any and all fees payable by you pursuant to this Agreement are exclusive of all taxes, and you will pay any taxes that are imposed and payable on such amounts. All payments made by you to Amazon under this Agreement will be made free and clear of any deduction or withholding (including but not limited to cross-border withholding taxes), as may be required by law. If any such deduction or withholding is required on any payment, you will pay such additional amounts, as are necessary so that the net amount received by Amazon is equal to the amount then due and payable under this Agreement.

Shipping Products Internationally

When fulfilling product from a country outside the order origin country (elected country), you are the importer of goods to the elected country and responsible for the payment of all import duties, taxes, and custom fees (collectively “Customs Fees”). If you fulfill product to an address outside your elected country, generally, you are considered the exporter and the buyer is considered the importer. The seller is responsible for export Customs Fees (if any) and the buyer is responsible for any import Customs Fees related to their purchase. Customs Fees paid by any party (if any) are in addition to the sales proceeds collected by Amazon. For more additional information about shipping products internationally, see Important information for international sellers.

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