Amazon Web Services, Inc is required to charge Value Added Tax (“VAT”) on sales of electronic services to all customers in Barbados.

VAT charged by AWS, Inc

If you have accounts located in Barbados, AWS, Inc charges local VAT at 17.5% on all taxable service charges incurred from 01 December 2019.

All VAT collected from Barbadian customers will be paid to the Barbados Revenue Authority.

AWS Marketplace

For tax information relating to the AWS Marketplace, please visit AWS Marketplace- Tax Help for Buyers or AWS Marketplace- Tax Help for Sellers.

Tax Invoices and Bills

If applicable, AWS, Inc also issues valid VAT Invoices, available in the Bills section of the console under the header “Tax Invoices”.

Please visit the Tax Settings page of the AWS Billing Console and confirm or update your details, including your Business Legal Address for all of your account(s).  

For information on how to receive a VAT invoice from AWS please visit our Knowledge Centre- How do I get a VAT invoice from AWS?

How do I get a VAT Invoice?

How does AWS determine if your account is located in Barbados?

At the moment of invoicing, AWS determines the location of each individual account, based on certain information, including your TRN, your Billing address and your Contact address. The result of AWS’ determination is shown as the “Tax Address” on the Tax Settings page of each account.

If you have a consolidated billing family, please note that each account is assessed individually: linked accounts do not inherit the Tax Address or the TRN of the payer account.

The payer account can view the Tax Address of all their linked accounts on their own Tax Settings page of each account.

For more information please see Tax Help- Location.

Additional Information

For additional information on the application of VAT in Barbados, please visit the website of the Barbados Revenue Authority.

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