Check or change sales tax rates

Merchants can set sales tax rates for purchases made by users in Canada and the United States and view the rates for purchases in EU countries, Albania, China, Morocco, Norway, and South Korea in the payments center. The tax rates you specify will be applied automatically when the customer completes the checkout process.

US sales tax

You may set individual sales tax rates for US buyers by state, or you can choose to accept the rates set by Google’s third party partner, Tax Data Systems (TDS).  

Please note that tax rate data is provided by a third party, Tax Data Systems (TDS), so Google cannot guarantee the accuracy of these rates. Learn more by visiting the Tax Data Systems website.

EU sales tax

You may only view sales tax rates for EU purchases, as Google is responsible for determining, collecting, and sending value-added tax (VAT) to the appropriate authority for purchases by EU customers.  For more on VAT, please see the Sales tax overview.  If you do not set sales tax rates for customers outside the EU, no sales tax will be collected for you by Google. 

Check or change sales tax rates

Follow these steps to set up tax rates in the payments center.

  1. Sign in to your payments profile
  2. Click Sales tax
  3. Scroll to a region, then click   next to “Tax Rates” in a region to set or change a sales tax percentage. The sales tax rate will be a percentage of the price of your app, for example:
    Sales tax rate App price Sales tax Total app price
    20% $10 $2.00 $12.00
  4. Click Save.

Repeat the process to set rates for each region you wish to collect sales tax.

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