VAT calculations vary by the marketplace, and the suggested tax and account mapping varies based on your clients' registered countries and VAT schemes. It's important to understand the various setting options available in A2X to complete your setup in A2X for your multi-channel clients. This article helps explain the options available for each platform.

Please note: These instructions are for the technical configuration of A2X and not tax advice. eCommerce platforms and VAT rules are changing. Please check your client's VAT settings in their e-commerce store settings.

This article includes the following topics:

  • How to enable VAT settings in A2X

  • A2X for Amazon VAT Settings

  • A2X for Shopify VAT Settings

  • A2X for Ebay VAT Settings

  • A2X for Etsy VAT Settings


How to enable VAT settings in A2X

Please Note: After connecting A2X to your client's e-commerce store, please reach out to the support team to enable this feature in your account if you do not see the Registered Country feature available in your settings.


A2X for Amazon VAT Settings

To ensure Amazon is calculating VAT correctly, it is important that your client keeps their Amazon Seller Central account details accurate and up to date.

A2X for Amazon has two options to enable in the Registered Country settings.

1. Select a country feature: Select the countries your client is VAT registered in to allow A2X to group the sales data by shipped-to country

Below is a sample of transaction types you may see in your client's A2X for Amazon account after enabling the VAT settings with the United Kingdom as the only registered country.

2. Enable VAT jurisdiction tracking feature: If your client enabled VCS on Amazon and you would like to see the Amazon data in A2X split by VAT jurisdiction, then enable this setting. Please Note: The VAT data becomes available after month-end including payouts that cross over multiple months.

Below is a sample of transaction types you may see in your client's A2X for Amazon account after enabling the VAT Jurisdiction Tracking feature including the United Kingdom and Germany as the two registered countries

If you need additional groupings between zero-rated and standard-rated products in A2X, please enable product types and update your invoice settings before refreshing your data files.

Additional resources for Amazon VAT settings in A2X are listed below for your reference:

Amazon VAT Transactions

Amazon and VAT OSS/IOSS

What is Marketplace Facilitator VAT

Advanced VAT settings for Amazon Sellers

Accounting for Amazon VAT

VAT for Pan EU Amazon Sellers

Understanding Amazon Transactions


A2X for Shopify VAT Settings

To ensure Shopify is calculating VAT correctly, it is important that your client keeps their Shopify Tax Settings updated

In A2X, tax amounts come through as separate transaction lines in your payouts. For Shopify stores with VAT requirements where there is a single VAT registered country, A2X will use the VAT settings in Shopify and give you a breakdown of the relevant taxed transactions in A2X.

To group Shopify sales by VAT registered countries, use A2X's Registered Country feature

Below is a sample of transaction types you may see in your client's A2X for Shopify account after enabling the VAT settings with the United Kingdom as the only registered country.

If you need additional groupings between zero-rated and standard-rated products in A2X, please enable product types and update your invoice settings before refreshing your data files.

Additional resources for Shopify VAT settings in A2X are listed below for your reference:

Accounting for Shopify VAT

Shopify and VAT OSS/IOSS

A2X for Shopify and UK VAT - Video Tutorial

Shopify Transactions: What they mean and how to account for them


A2X for Ebay VAT Settings

To ensure Ebay is calculating VAT correctly, it is important that your client keeps their Ebay Tax Settings updated

In A2X, eBay does not have any specific VAT transaction line items in your payouts because eBay does not track VAT on seller sales. eBay sellers manage their own VAT and can use A2X to account for it properly using the techniques below:

  1. Enable Registered Country Settings - this allows A2X to separate the data by shipped-to country and for sellers to apply tax rates to corresponding countries. For example a UK seller may apply a 20% rate for sales to the UK, and a different tax rate for sales to other EU countries or to countries outside the EU. Note: please contact A2X support to enable this option.

  2. Grouping by Product Type - this feature allows sellers to group sales of products that have different tax rates together. For example a UK based seller may have VAT on some items they sell, and apply zero-rated or no VAT on other items

Additional resources for Ebay VAT settings in A2X are listed below for your reference:

Accounting for Ebay VAT

Ebay and VAT OSS/IOSS

eBay Managed Payments Transactions: What they mean and how to account for them

What is Marketplace Facilitator VAT



A2X for Etsy VAT Settings

To ensure Etsy is calculating VAT correctly, it is important that your client keeps their Etsy tax settings updated.

In A2X, Etsy does not have any specific VAT transaction line items in your payouts because Etsy does not track VAT on seller sales. Etsy sellers manage their own VAT and can use A2X to account for it properly using the techniques below:

  1. Enable Registered Country Settings - this allows A2X to separate the data by shipped-to country and for sellers to apply tax rates to corresponding countries. For example a UK seller may apply a 20% rate for sales to the UK, and a different tax rate for sales to other EU countries or to countries outside the EU. Note: please contact A2X support to enable this option.

  2. Grouping by Product Type - this feature allows sellers to group sales of products that have different tax rates together. For example a UK based seller may have VAT on some items they sell, and apply zero-rated or no VAT on other items

Additional resources for Etsy VAT settings in A2X are listed below for your reference:

What is Marketplace Facilitator VAT

Etsy and VAT

Related articles:


Amazon Transaction Type Categories
Shopify Transaction Type Categories
Amazon and VAT OSS
Shopify and VAT OSS
A2X VAT Settings by Marketplace

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