Charging Sales Tax, GST, or VAT on Payments

Question

Do I have to charge sales tax, GST, or VAT on my charges? If so, what amount should I charge?

Answer

Sales tax requirements vary by region, so we recommend checking with a qualified accountant to understand your business’ setup and any required taxes you should be including in your charges.

Including taxes in charges

When making charge requests, Stripe does not automatically calculate any tax information for you. The amount you specify must be the total amount to charge the customer, inclusive of any fees or taxes that they should be charged. This will need to be done manually or support built out for including taxes in your charge request amounts in your integration's backend.

Additional Information

If you are using Billing or the Orders API, you can provide tax information so that Stripe can automatically calculate the required taxes to charge your customer.