Turkey & Bahrain Account Migration FAQ

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about migrating your existing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) billing account with Google Ireland Limited (GIL) to a billing account with Google Commerce Limited (GCL).

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Why should I migrate my billing account?

We will start charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on all Individual (non-business) accounts in Turkey and Bahrain. If you are not using your account for business purposes, you will need to migrate your billing accounts to enable Value Added Tax.

What is the difference between an Individual account and Business account?

During Google Cloud Platform billing setup, you select your Account type: Business or Individual. Selecting Business means that you see a potential economic benefit from your development activities. For example, using Google Cloud Platform to develop prototypes or applications with a goal of generating revenue now or in the future. Most customers use Google Cloud Platform for business purposes. If you select Business, you are responsible for determining and paying any applicable VAT.

What is the difference between my old billing account and new billing account?

Your old account was charged by Google Ireland Limited (GIL) and no Value Added Tax was added to your account charges. Your new account will be charged by Google Commerce Limited (GCL) and Value Added Tax will be added to your account charges.

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