Under Turkish VAT rules, Amazon will calculate and collect
18% VAT on monthly subscription fees and seller account fees related to sales made by
sellers who meet the following criteria:
Amazon will charge the standard rate of VAT applicable based on your country of residence for any monthly subscription fees and seller account fees.
You might be able to register for a VAT ID online. For more information, see the Turkish tax authority’s website. Registering for a VAT ID can lead to a number of associated compliance requirements, including the need to file reports and issue VAT invoices. Consult your tax advisor for more information.
By law, Amazon is required to charge VAT on monthly subscriptions fees, which are considered electronically supplied services (ESS) as they are delivered automatically and over the Internet or an electronic network.
Amazon calculates VAT when an order is placed and charges it to the seller account when the order is shipped. Therefore, if orders were placed prior to the time you provided your VAT registration number, VAT may be collected on those orders.
Amazon calculates VAT when an order is placed and collects it when the order is shipped. Amazon determines if VAT should be collected based on the address and payment information in a seller account at the time an order is placed. Therefore, if orders were placed prior to the time you updated your address, VAT may be collected on those orders.
Go to Seller Account Information, and review each section to ensure that all of your information is complete and accurate. Note that there can be several addresses and payment methods associated with your seller account.
Amazon is required to charge and remit VAT based on the information in your seller account. At the time the VAT was collected, Amazon had enough information to associate your account with Turkey.
Amazon cannot refund VAT without a valid VAT registration number.
First, you should provide your VAT registration number to Amazon on the VAT Information page in Seller Central.
Then, you should contact Amazon Seller Support to request a refund of the VAT charged to your seller account. Additional documentation may be required to support your claim.
VAT refund requests can take up to 90 days to process. You will receive an update from Amazon when your request has been processed. The update will provide the estimated date when you can expect to receive a refund in your seller account if your request was approved.
Amazon will provide a monthly invoice to sellers who are charged VAT on their monthly subscription fees and seller account fees. Your monthly invoice will be emailed to the primary email address we have on file for your seller account.
You can also view your monthly invoices by going to the Seller Fee Tax Invoices tab in Tax Document Library under Seller Central Reports.
You will not receive a VAT invoice if you have provided Amazon with a valid VAT registration number. This can also happen if you are not subject to any monthly subscription fees and there has been no selling activity on your account for the month.
Amazon does not include VAT registration numbers in invoices and cannot modify prior invoices to reflect changes made to your seller account.
While we are committed to helping sellers, we do not provide tax advisory or compliance services. Please contact a tax advisor if you have any questions about taxes or need assistance with your tax returns. We have created a list of third-party tax advisors solely as a resource for our sellers. To learn more, see External Tax Advisors. Amazon does not endorse the services of any tax advisor.