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Product Tax Code Setting

Product Tax Code

Product tax code is to set consumption tax rate applied to your products. Product tax rate can be set (1) at account level, and (2) at product (SKU) level. This help page explains about product tax rate at product (SKU) level. For details on product tax code at account level, please visit our help page: Consumption Tax Settings

Valid values

A_GEN_STANDARD (Normal tax rate), A_GEN_NOTAX (Tax exempt), A_GEN_REDUCED (Reduced tax rate)

* For products that a product level product tax code is not set, an account level product tax code set by sellers will be automatically applied. A default setting value for an account level product tax code is A_GEN_STANDARD (Normal tax rate).

* In Japan, Tax Reform will take effect on October 1, 2019 and reduced tax rate system will be introduced. Please refer to the table below for tax rate and applicable tax rate before and after October 1, 2019 (JST).

Product Tax Code Applicable tax rate (~9/30/19) Applicable tax rate (2019/10/1~) Target products Examples
A_GEN_STANDARD 8% 10% Normal tax rate products

Cloth

Appliance

A_GEN_NOTAX 0% 0% No tax products

Gift cards

Wheelchair

A_GEN_REDUCED 8% 8% Reduced tax products

Perishable food

Non-alcoholic beverages

How to set product tax code

Sellers can set product tax code for each of their offers via Manage Your Inventory page on Seller Central, files and APIs. Please refer to a table below for files and APIs that can be used to set product tax code and an attribute name.

Manage Your Inventory / File / API Options Feed Type Attribute name
Manage Your Inventory Manage Your Inventory on Seller Central

product_tax_code
File Custom template, Category specific inventory file template

product_tax_code
File Listing Loader

product_tax_code
File Inventory Loader

product_tax_code
API Product feed (XML) _POST_PRODUCT_DATA_ ProductTaxCode
API Flat file feed *Custom template, Category specific inventory file template, Listing Loader _POST_FLAT_FILE_LISTINGS_DATA_ product_tax_code
API Flat file feed for books _POST_FLAT_FILE_BOOKLOADER_DATA_ product_tax_code
API Flat file feed for music _POST_FLAT_FILE_CONVERGENCE_LISTINGS_DATA_ product_tax_code
API Flat file feed *Inventory Loader _POST_FLAT_FILE_INVLOADER_DATA_ product_tax_code

*Note that only Pro Sellers are able to use feed files and APIs. If you are an individual seller, set "product_tax_code" from the Manage Your Inventory on Seller Central.

How to set the product tax code from Seller Central and feed files:

See the Consumption Tax Settings help page for more details.

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