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Tax Rates and Exemptions

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Tax is charged in accordance with local laws in each country. Learn more about the taxes we currently apply and the exemption application process.



VAT (Value Added Tax)

  • VAT is a tax on consumer spending within the territory of a European Member (E.U.) State. VAT is not included in prices displayed on Bluehost's site. VAT is charged separately and will be itemized on invoices and billing information when applicable.
  • As a non-E.U. supplier of web-hosting services to customers in the European Union (E.U.), Bluehost must comply with the European VAT (Value Added Tax) regulations and charge VAT to customers located in the E.U.
  • Customers categorized as Business users in the E.U. may be required to self-account for VAT under EC Directive 2006/112, Art 196, using the reverse charge mechanism. For Bluehost to determine if you may fall into this category and not charge you VAT, you must supply all required information.
  • If your hosting account accrued charges BEFORE you supplied the necessary information to Bluehost, VAT would be charged on all purchases before the change.

India GST (Goods & Services Tax)

Effective July 1, 2017, India has increased its Service Tax on electronically supplied services sold by foreign entities to customers located in India to 18%. As part of our ongoing compliance with India Tax Laws, we will be applying the India Service Tax on all of our products sold to Indian customers. If you are exempt from the India Service Tax, please provide your India Goods and Services Tax Registration Number so that we may exempt your purchase on your next invoice.

US State Sales Tax

Most American states require a tax to be paid on any sale. Some states also impose local county taxes, which would be combined with the state tax to determine your total tax rate. Beginning in March 2018, Bluehost will begin applying State Sales taxes to all applicable orders. Since sales tax rates differ by state, you will need to review your state's taxation policies for specifics. You can find a list of all continental states on IRS.

If your business is tax-exempt, please provide your Tax Exemption Number so that we can make the necessary adjustments.

Tax Rates

Tax Type Jurisdiction Tax Rate
United States (US)
Sales Tax Arizona AZ Please note: US states do not have a flat rate. Please contact our support to inquire about the current tax rate for your specific state.
Connecticut CT
District of Columbia DC
Hawaii HI
Idaho ID
Illinois IL
Indiana IN
Louisiana LA
Massachusetts MA
Minnesota MN
Mississippi MS
New Jersey NJ
New Mexico NM
New York NY
Ohio OH
Pennsylvania PA
Rhode Island RI
South Carolina SC
South Dakota SD
Tennessee TN
Texas TX
Utah UT
Vermont VT
Washington WA
West Virginia WV
Wisconsin WI
European Union (EU)
VAT Austria AT 20%
Belgium BE 21%
Bulgaria BG 20%
Cyprus CY 19%
Czech Republic CZ 21%
Croatia HR 25%
Germany DE 19%
Denmark DK 25%
Estonia EE 20%
Greece GR 24%
Spain ES 21%
Finland FI 24%
France FR 20%
United Kingdom GB 20%
Hungary HU 27%
Ireland IE 23%
Italy IT 22%
Lithuania LT 21%
Luxembourg LU 17%
Latvia LV 21%
Malta MT 18%
Netherlands NL 21%
Poland PL 23%
Portugal PT 23%
Romania RO 19%
Sweden SE 25%
Slovenia SL 22%
Slovakia SK 20%
All Others
GST Australia AU 10%
GST India IN 18%
VAT Japan JP 10%
GST New Zealand NZ 15%
VAT Norway NO 25%
VAT Russia RU 20%
VAT Singapore SG 20%
VAT Switzerland CG 7.77%
VAT Taiwan TW 5%

Tax Exemptions

Note: Exemption certificates are no longer needed for Switzerland and Russia.

If you are a tax-exempt business, you can add your tax exemption number to waive taxes on purchases made through your Bluehost account.

Every state has its rules and required certificate forms, so you must first obtain the correct form from your state's official website and complete it accurately and fully before returning it to us. If you do not fill it out correctly, our Tax Department will send you an email specifying what is still needed.

The form must include:

  • Full business name
  • Full business address
  • Your state-issued exemption number (if applicable)
  • Your signature Dated by you as the legal purchaser
  • Your Account # / Customer ID # needs to be written on the form
  • Be sure the Certificate is to the following address:
    Bluehost.com
    5335 Gate Parkway
    Jacksonville, Florida, 32256

For instructions on how to submit tax exemption documents, check out How to Submit Tax Exemption Documents.

Important note: The tax exemption form will only show in countries where we are going to charge tax. If these details need to be updated at any time, you can return to the billing portal to Edit or Remove the current setting.

Summary

If you have a web hosting account or you plan to buy a domain, understanding tax rates and exemptions is important for businesses operating globally. These factors greatly impact financial planning and compliance. Different countries have different tax structures, so it's important to consider them carefully to minimize taxes. By staying informed and seeking professional advice, businesses can navigate international taxation effectively and maximize profits.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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