About U.S. sales tax

Applies to editions of Google Workspace and other paid subscriptions in your Google Admin console.

A Google Account in the U.S. may be subject to state and local sales taxes. The tax law for your billing address determines whether your account is subject to tax.

Important: Google can’t advise you on tax matters. Contact your tax adviser for any questions about a tax exemption.

How you purchased your subscription

The way you purchased your Google service subscription also determines if sales tax is charged:

  • Purchased directly online—Google charges you any applicable state sales tax directly. You can view charges in your monthly invoice or on your Transactions page.
  • Purchased through a reseller—Contact your reseller directly for details on any applicable sales tax.

Do you qualify for a tax exemption?

Subject to state and local tax regulations, certain organizations may be exempt from sales tax. If you purchased your subscription directly online and you believe your organization qualifies for a sales tax exemption (for example, because of a nonprofit or government status), submitting your tax exemption information depends on your customer and payment type:

  • Customers who set up automatic payments—Follow these instructions on how to provide your tax exemption certificate to Google for review.
  • Customers with invoiced billing accountsContact Google Workspace support or your account manager for help with entering your tax exemption certificate. See About invoiced billing accounts.
  • Resold customers—Contact your reseller directly for information about tax exemptions.

Certificate processing

Information required on your tax exemption certificate

Each state’s tax exemption certificate has some slight formatting differences. For faster processing, ensure the form is filled out completely.

When completing your certificate, make sure:

  • The correct state exemption doc is submitted. We can’t accept IRS letters, state business licenses, or Secretary of State qualifications as valid exemption certificates.
  • The purchaser name on the certificate matches the customer account name.
  • Your state tax ID is included.
  • The reason for the tax exemption is checked, for example, resale, nonprofit organization.
  • Google is listed as the seller.
  • The certificate is signed.
If your certificate is rejected
If your certificate is rejected, review it for errors and resubmit. Also review these possible reasons for rejection. If you continue to have questions, contact Google Workspace support.
If you submitted a tax exemption certificate and your invoice still has tax charges
Tax might be charged on your invoice if either the exemption certificate was still in review while the invoice was issued or it covers a state that is different from the billing address.
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