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Is Tax Included with My Monthly or Yearly Plan?

HostGator currently collects Sales Tax from certain states for US customers and Value Added Tax (VAT) for customers in the European Union (EU).


Why is tax included or not included with my purchase?

If you are outside of the states listed below or the European Union, then we are not required to collect tax (e.g., sales tax, use tax, or VAT) on your account.

United States: Any customers with a billing address in the following states will be required to pay a state sales tax on top of the initial invoice. This does affect current customers and will be applied to recurring charges.

Arizona Colorado Connecticut Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana Kentucky
Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi New York North Carolina
Nevada New Jersey North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Texas Utah Vermont
Washington Wisconsin New Mexico  

European Union: Any customers with a billing address in the European Union will be required to pay the applicable VAT rate on top of the initial invoice. This does affect current customers and will be applied to recurring charges.

India: Any customers with a billing address in India will be required to pay the applicable India Service Tax rate on top of the initial invoice. This does affect current customers and will be applied to recurring charges.

The amount of sales tax or VAT added is indicated on your invoice, which can be viewed and printed at Customer Portal - Billing History.

Note: All currency is in US Dollars (USD).


Do you accept VAT tax exemption numbers?

All VAT tax exemptions are handled through the VATIN itself. You must edit the account settings to the proper customer type (Individual [never exempt], Business, or Charity) and enter the VATIN.

See the Providing Your VAT Registration Number article on how to submit tax exemption documents.
 

Why do you collect Sales tax from European Union residents and not from other countries?

As a non-European Union supplier of web hosting services to customers in the European Union, HostGator must comply with the European VAT (Value Added Tax) regulations and charge VAT to customers located in the European Union.

For more information on whether this applies to you, please read our article on:

What about other countries?

For jurisdictions where HostGator does not collect sales & use tax or VAT, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to pay any sales & use tax or VAT due, if any. Some jurisdictions require the purchaser to pay a use tax or VAT directly to the state when purchasing from any out-of-state vendors in certain circumstances (i.e., in some jurisdictions, the tax is still due, but HostGator is not required to collect it). Please consult your accountant or government tax office for specific advice.
 

External references

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European Union

For Europe, check out the European Commission Taxation and Customs Union website, which explains Value Added Tax (VAT).

These are recommended if you do business in Europe or have European customers.

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