Important: The following information is provided for convenience and general
reference purposes only. It is not tax, legal, or other professional advice and must not be
used as such. You should consult your professional advisers if you have any questions or
need further detail.
When you open or operate a Selling
on Amazon account, you must provide information so that Amazon can confirm who you are and
where your business is located for tax1 purposes. Amazon uses the details
provided by you to calculate tax on your Amazon fees and, if required under applicable law,
on your Amazon Store transactions (For more information, see FAQ 2). Amazon may also use
these same details to calculate tax on your sales transactions if you signed up for a Tax
Calculation Services program. Note these programs are currently only offered in limited
To ensure that Amazon calculates tax correctly, it is very important that
you keep your account details accurate and up-to-date. Failure to do so may result in
incorrect tax calculations and additional costs to your business. You will need to provide us
the following information:
Settings > Account Info > Business information > Business address
The address you provide must represent your primary place of business (head office
or branch) where you receive services from Amazon. Your business address is normally
where you have registered your business and where its management are located. For
individual sellers, this represents your usual place of residence.
We may perform identity checks to confirm your business belongs and operates from
this address. If we are unable to verify your business address, this could lead to
your account (and/or your disbursements) being suspended until we can successfully
verify your details.
Settings > Account Info > Tax information > Tax2 calculation
If applicable, you should provide your tax registration number issued in the same
country as your business address. Failure to provide this tax registration number
might result in incorrect tax charges.
You may also be required or wish to provide other tax registration numbers belonging
to your business in countries outside of your business address country. In certain
locations, local laws and regulations mean that Amazon must collect your local tax
registration number(s) where you store your inventory or where you have exceeded
certain sales thresholds. We may also require details of your other tax registration
numbers in order for you to participate in certain Amazon programs.
Settings > Account Info > Shipping and returns information > Shipping settings > General
shipping settings > Default shipping address
The address you provide must represent the primary address from which you
self-fulfill orders. This address may be used by Amazon to determine the originating
jurisdiction for your sales. This address is also used to determine the 'deliver-from'
address for sellers participating in Tax Calculation Services.
1- “Tax” in this context includes VAT, GST, and similar transaction
2- Note that the exact name of “tax calculation settings” will vary
by Amazon Store, depending on the applicable tax. For example, depending on your location,
this section may read “VAT calculation settings”.
Frequently asked questions
What happens if I do not keep my business address up-to-date?
Failure to update your business address could lead to incorrect tax charged on your
Amazon fees and on your Amazon Store transactions where applicable. If Amazon is unable
to verify your business address, your account (and/or your disbursements) may be
suspended until we can successfully verify your details.
What are Marketplace Facilitator regulations and how can these affect my
Some countries have implemented Marketplace Facilitator regulations which, under
certain conditions, require Amazon to collect and remit tax from your customers on your
behalf when you undertake transactions on an Amazon Store (which is a marketplace under
the regulations). In such cases, Amazon uses the details provided by you to determine if
we should calculate tax on your Amazon Store sales to customers or whether this remains
What happens if I provided a default ship-from address which is not my actual
When Amazon calculates taxes for your Amazon Store transactions, the total price
including tax is displayed to the customer at check out (based on your tax inclusive
list price). One of the factors that impacts this tax calculation is the default
ship-from address. If your actual ship-from address is in a different country, this may
lead to tax calculation errors. It is therefore important to keep your ship-from address