VAT Overview

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.

Business accounts in the EU, Turkey, and Bahrain

  • 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.

Business and Individual accounts in Korea

Your account is subject to standard VAT charges. If you are a registered business, you should provide Google with your Business Registration Number and related tax information.

In Korea, Google Cloud Platform services can be used only for current or future commercial purposes. This means you expect a financial or business gain from your use now or in the future. Examples include testing, developing, planning, or launching a service or any other type of commercial activity such as the sale of goods and services.

So long as the purpose of your use qualifies as commercial, it does not matter whether your current status is a sole trader, self-employed merchant, corporation, partnership, student, or otherwise.

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.

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