The Albania government has rules in place requiring providers of remote services to calculate and collect Albania VAT.
Starting January 1, 2018, unless an Albania-resident seller has provided their VAT ID (Tax Identification Number - TIN), Amazon will collect and remit Albania VAT at a standard rate of 20% on monthly subscription fees and other Selling on Amazon fees.
Sellers who are located in Albania and sell on Amazon websites can provide Amazon with their Albania VAT ID and Amazon will not charge the 20% Albania VAT on their Selling on Amazon fees.
Follow the steps below to provide Amazon with your Albania VAT ID:
If you are a resident of Albania, Selling on Amazon Fees charged to your selling account will be subject to Albania VAT unless you have provided Amazon with a valid VAT ID.
You may be able to register for an Albania VAT ID online. For more information, see the Taxation in Albania official website.
If you are not a resident of Albania, Selling on Amazon fees through your selling account will not be subject to Albania VAT. Consult your tax advisor to understand if you have any VAT obligations in Albania.
You can provide your Albania VAT ID to Amazon. Sign in to Seller Central, click Settings > Account Info, and click VAT Information under the Tax Information module.
Amazon will charge sellers a standard rate of 20% VAT on Selling on Amazon fees and monthly subscription fees if the seller does not have a valid Albania VAT ID.
Amazon will not calculate or collect Albania VAT if you have already provided Amazon with a valid Albania VAT ID. Amazon calculates VAT on fees when an order is placed and charges it to the Seller account when the order is shipped. Therefore, Albania VAT may have been collected on orders placed prior to the time you provided your VAT ID.
Amazon will not calculate or collect Albania VAT on your selling account fees unless the information you have provided at the time of the transaction indicates you are a resident of Albania. Amazon calculates Albania VAT on fees when an order is placed and collects it when an order is shipped; there may have been existing pending orders before you updated your current address and payment information.
Go to Seller Account Information, and review each section to ensure that all of your information is complete and accurate. Note that there may be several addresses and payment methods associated with your selling account.
Amazon is required to charge and remit Albania VAT based on the information in your selling account. At the time the Albania VAT was collected, Amazon had enough information to associate your account with Albania. Amazon cannot refund Albania VAT without a valid Albania VAT ID.
To request a refund, you will need to provide your Albania VAT ID to Amazon on the Tax Registration Information page in Seller Central. Then you will need to contact Amazon Seller Support to request a refund of the Albania VAT charged to your selling account.
Albania VAT refund requests can take up to 90 days to process. You will receive an update from Amazon informing you about the estimated date when you can expect to receive a refund in your selling account, if your request was approved.
Amazon will provide a monthly invoice to sellers who are charged Albania VAT on their monthly subscription fees and Selling on Amazon fees. Your monthly invoice will be emailed to the primary email address mentioned in your selling account.
You can also view your monthly invoices by signing in to Seller Central > Reports > Tax Document Library > Seller Fee Tax Invoices.
You will not receive an invoice showing Albania VAT, if you have provided Amazon with a valid Albania VAT ID or if you are not subject to any monthly subscription fees and there has been no selling activity on your account for the month.
Amazon cannot modify prior invoices to reflect changes made to your selling account. However, if you believe you have been charged VAT in error, or since you have had a VAT ID, you may request a refund.
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.