I’m adding an account with active credits on it to an organization as a member account. How will the credits apply to the organization's consolidated bill?

The bill for an organization is a combination of the bills for all member accounts. At the end of each billing cycle, the total charges for all member accounts are added to any charges associated with the master account, and the total amount is billed to the payment method associated with the master account.

Credits can only apply to one account per billing cycle. Therefore, if a standalone account with credits joins an organization as a member account in the middle of a billing cycle, the credits apply to the month-to-date bill for the account before the account was linked, and not to the master account’s consolidated bill.

Conversely, if an account with credits is removed from one organization and joins a different organization as a member account, the credits on the member account will continue to apply to the bill of the former master account until the end of the billing cycle.

Beginning with the first full billing cycle after an account joins an organization, all AWS credits under that account are applied to the consolidated bill.


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Published: 2016-04-25

Updated: 2017-04-05