(Option 1) Allow Amazon to create invoices for you

Register through the VAT Calculation Services (VCS) program and allow Amazon to create invoices for you

This option is available for all sellers who enroll in the VAT Calculation Service (VCS) and select the I want Amazon to generate invoices on my behalf option get access to the Amazon VAT Calculation Report. This report contains useful information about VCS orders including: the invoice number, the invoice link, the buyer VAT, and ship-from/ship-to information. Orders are available in this report three days after shipment. Use the information in the following table to request the VCS report using the Selling Partner API (SP-API).

APIReports API
OperationcreateReport
ReportTypeSC_VAT_TAX_REPORT

The VCS Program affects the contents of the following reports:

Order reports

Including the VAT amount

Order reports that you request after you activate your enrollment in the VAT Calculation Service appear as follows:

  • ItemTax (in XML reports) and item_tax (in flat file reports). Contains the VAT amount, calculated by Amazon.

  • ItemPrice (in XML reports) and item_price (in flat file reports). Contains the VAT-inclusive price.

The VAT-exclusive amount is the item price minus the item tax.

Note: When the item tax is zero, 0% VAT was charged for the transaction. There are several circumstances in which this can happen. Examples include international transactions and B2B EU Cross Border transactions. Refer to the VCS Calculation Methodology for more information.

Including VAT details

You can choose to include VCS-related attributes in your order reports.

Use the following procedure to include VCS-related attributes in order reports:

  1. Go to Add or remove order report columns in Seller Central.

  2. Add the VAT details column.

After you complete this procedure, the following columns are added to your order reports: Item price VAT exclusive, Shipping price VAT exclusive, and Gift wrap price VAT exclusive.

FBA order reports

FBA order reports that you request after you activate you enrollment in the VAT Calculation Service appear as follows:

  • ItemTax (in XML reports) and item_tax (in flat file reports). Contains the VAT amount, calculated by Amazon.

  • ItemPrice (in XML reports) and item_price (in flat file reports). Contains the VAT-exclusive amount (changed from the VAT-inclusive amount).

The VAT-inclusive amount is the item price plus the item tax.


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