How does AWS determine the Location of your account?
At the moment of invoicing, AWS determines the location of each individual account, the appropriate AWS seller and applicable taxes. This location determination is displayed as the “Tax Address” on the Tax Settings page.
Below is the logic AWS uses to determine each account’s “Tax Address” based on the information you have put on each account:
If you have provided a valid Tax Registration Number (“TRN”) for your account on the Tax Settings page, the location of your account is the country associated with your TRN. For more information on TRNs, please click here.
If you have not provided a valid TRN (or AWS does not collect TRNs in your country), AWS will use the following logic until we find a match to determine the location of your account:
- The billing address if it matches the country of a credit card on file;
- the contact address if it matches the country of a credit card on file;
- the billing address; or
- the contact address.
If you pay by invoice, we do not take into account your credit card information, even if it is on file.
Here are three examples of how this logic might apply:
- Your account’s country would be Belgium if it had the following attributes: no TRN, billing address in Belgium, credit card from France, and contact address in Germany.
- Your account’s country would be Israel if it had the following attributes: no TRN, billing address in Israel, no credit card (pays via invoice), and contact address in US.
- Your account’s country would be Germany if it had the following attributes: TRN in Germany, billing address in the UK, credit card in the US, and contact address in France.
For easy-to-follow guidance on how to update your account's addresses, please see here.
If you have a consolidated billing family, please note that each account is assessed individually: linked accounts do not inherit the Tax Address or TRN of the payer account. The payer account can view the Tax Address of all their linked accounts on their own Tax Settings page.