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Tax Rates and Exemptions

Tax is charged in accordance with local laws in each country. This article will go over 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. When applicable, VAT is charged separately and will be itemized on invoices and billing information.

As a non-E.U. Supplier of web-hosting services to customers in the European Union (E.U.), Bluehost is required to 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 prior to 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 Sales Tax

Most American states require a tax 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 March of 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 here

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

Applying for an Exemption

If you are a tax-exempt business, you can add your tax exemption number to waive taxes on purchases made through your Bluehost account. Existing customers should receive an email with instructions on how to apply for the exemption soon after this is made available, while new customers will be prompted during sign up.

Tax Type

Jurisdiction

Tax Rate

United States (US)

Sales Tax

Texas

TX

8.25%

European Union (EU)

VAT

Austria

AT

20%

VAT

Belgium

BE

21%

VAT

Bulgaria

BG

20%

VAT

Cyprus

CY

19%

VAT

Czech Republic

CZ

21%

VAT

Croatia

HR

25%

VAT

Germany

DE

19%

VAT

Denmark

DK

25%

VAT

Estonia

EE

20%

VAT

Spain

ES

21%

VAT

Finland

FI

24%

VAT

France

FR

20%

VAT

United Kingdom

GB

20%

VAT

Greece

GR

24%

VAT

Hungary

HU

27%

VAT

Ireland

IE

23%

VAT

Italy

IT

22%

VAT

Lithuania

LT

21%

VAT

Luxembourg

LU

17%

VAT

Latvia

LV

21%

VAT

Malta

MT

18%

VAT

Netherlands

NL

21%

VAT

Poland

PL

23%

VAT

Portugal

PT

23%

VAT

Romania

RO

20%

VAT

Sweden

SE

25%

VAT

Slovenia

SI

22%

VAT

Slovakia

SK

20%

All Others

GST

Australia

AU

10%

GST

India

IN

18%

VAT

Japan

JP

8%

GST

New Zealand

NZ

15%

VAT

Norway

NO

25%

VAT

Russia

RU

15.25%

VAT

Switzerland

CH

8%

VAT

Taiwan

TW

5%

New Customers

You will be to add your exemption number during the sign-up process. Click Add tax exemption (beneath the total), and enter your exemption number. Once saved, we will store this for future purchases. 

Existing Customers

If you already have an account with us and need to apply for an exemption, the exemption number can be entered at the bottom of the billing portal
Once signed in, 

Bluerock

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Click the account icon in the top right-hand corner, then choose Billing from the drop-down.
  3. At the bottom of the Billing Information section, click Apply. 
  4. Click the Save Details button when finished to enter your Tax Registration Number.
    Country, State, and Tax Exemption Number fields

Legacy

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Click the account icon, and choose Billing from the drop-down.
  3. At the bottom of the Billing Information section, click Apply. 
  4. A box will drop down asking for Tax Exemption Number. Enter your exemption number, then select the state you are applying through.
  5. Click the Update tax info button when finished to submit.
  6. Then click the update tax info button below once done.
    Tax Exemption Number and State fields

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