This page provides information on value-added tax (VAT) for Google Cloud Platform customers with billing addresses in the European Union (EU), Turkey, Bahrain, Russia, and South Korea.
During Google Cloud Platform billing setup, you select your Account type: Business or Individual. Selecting Business means that you see a potential economic benefit from your development activities. For example, using Google Cloud Platform to develop prototypes or applications with a goal of generating revenue now or in the future. Most customers use Google Cloud Platform for business purposes.
- Non-Irish customers—We won't add VAT charges to your account. You're responsible for determining taxes due at your country's local rate.
- Irish customers—We'll be adding VAT to your charges.
Individual accounts in the EU, Turkey, and Bahrain
Your account is subject to standard VAT charges in the country where you're located. We'll automatically add VAT to invoices for your Google Cloud Platform use. We reserve the right to change account type to Business if we find that you're using your account for business purposes.
Individual accounts in Russia
In Russia, Google Cloud Platform services can be used only for business purposes.
South Korea VAT
If you have an Individual account, your account is subject to standard VAT charges in the country where you're located. We'll automatically add VAT to invoices for your Google Cloud Platform use.
If you have a Business account, you should provide Google with your Business Registration Number. Otherwise, your account is subject to standard VAT charges in the country where you're located. To update your Business Registration Number, sign in to the Google payments center and go to the Payments Profile section.
If you need help updating your payments profile, contact Cloud Billing Support.
Changing your tax status
You can't change the tax status of your Google Cloud Platform billing account.
We can't give advice regarding VAT. For questions about VAT, consult your tax adviser or local tax authority.