Taxes on purchases

Important

  1. Buyers may be charged with indirect taxes (e.g. Sales tax, VAT, or GST) depending on location, and applicable law.
    This is in addition to the price shown on the site and is always made known before payment.
  2. The price on the final checkout page includes all fees and taxes to be paid.
    They are clearly shown so that you can approve the amount charged.
  3. Any taxes charged by Fiverr are forwarded to the relevant tax authorities.
  4. Fiverr is unable to accommodate users' exemptions from state sales/use taxes on purchases—however, these can be claimed back from the local authorities (when applicable).

Add your billing information

  1. Log in and go to your Billing and payments > Billing information > Fill in the required information.
  2. To receive invoices to your registered email address, check the box in the billing section.

Learn more with Fiverr invoices.

Countries where buyers pay taxes for purchases made on Fiverr

Country Type of tax purchase
United States (US) Sales Tax
Canada GST, QST, HST
Israel VAT
Russia VAT
United Arab Emirates (UAE) VAT
Mexico VAT
Nigeria VAT
South Africa VAT
Australia GST
New Zealand GST
India GST

Note: Subscription services are subject to applicable taxes. 

Note: If you're also a seller and you would like to issue an invoice to Fiverr, you can learn more with Seller taxes.

Buyers in Israel: VAT

For buyers located in Israel, Fiverr charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to those who purchase services on Fiverr. This means that a VAT charge will show up on all invoices and purchases. 

If you have a valid Israeli VAT ID number and you are eligible for a tax refund, you may submit Fiverr's invoice to the Israeli Tax Authorities. To receive an invoice with your company or personal details, you should fill out your billing details and check the box for receiving invoices through email. If no billing information is listed on the account, the invoice will be issued with the account's username only.  If you don't have a VAT ID number, please consult with your local tax authorities to claim back these funds. 

Buyers in Russia: RU VAT

VAT for buyers located in Russia (RU VAT):

For buyers located in Russia, Fiverr charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to those who purchase goods and services on Fiverr. This means that a VAT charge will show up on all invoices and purchases.

Buyers in the United Arab Emirates: VAT

For buyers located in the UAE, Fiverr charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to those who purchase goods and services on Fiverr. This means that a VAT charge will show up on all invoices and purchases. 

Fiverr will charge 5% VAT on the service fee and all other related commissions and fees, not the total order amount.

Buyers in Mexico: VAT

For buyers located in Mexico, Fiverr charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to those who purchase goods and services on Fiverr. This means that a VAT charge will show up on all invoices and purchases.
Fiverr will charge 16% VAT on the service fee and all other related commissions and fees, not the total order amount.  

Buyers in South Africa: VAT

For buyers located in South Africa, Fiverr charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to those who purchase goods and services on Fiverr. This means that a VAT charge will show up on all invoices and purchases.

Fiverr will charge 15% VAT on the service fee and all other related commissions and fees, not the total order amount.  

Buyers in Nigeria: VAT

For buyers located in Nigeria, Fiverr charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to those who purchase goods and services on Fiverr. This means that a VAT charge will show up on all invoices and purchases.  

Buyers in Australia: GST

For buyers located in Australia, Fiverr charges Goods and Services Tax (GST) to those who purchase services on Fiverr, unless they provide a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) and acknowledge that they are registered for GST. GST will be assessed on the total amount of the order.

You can add your 11-digit ABN and confirm that you are registered for GST by clicking your username, and then selecting Settings > Billing. 

Unless you enter your valid ABN and acknowledge that you're registered for GST, Fiverr will charge GST. This means that a GST charge will show up on any invoices occurring before your valid ABN is successfully saved to your profile, and you've acknowledged you're registered for GST. We are not able to refund GST charges made before you registered your ABN on Fiverr.  If you have an ABN and are registered for GST, please enter your tax information to avoid being charged.

If you don't have an ABN or aren't registered for GST, please visit the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Business Register sites.

Buyers in New Zealand: GST

For buyers located in New Zealand, Fiverr charges Goods and Services Tax (GST) to those who purchase services on Fiverr, unless they provide a valid GST number and acknowledge that they are registered for GST.

Buyers in Canada: GST, QST, HST

Due to regulations, Fiverr users from Canada must pay tax when purchasing digital services on Fiverr.  Fiverr must collect the tax from the relevant users according to their province or territory and deliver it to the Canadian tax authorities.
Exemptions:

  • If users enter a valid GST/HST ID, they will be exempt from paying federal taxes (if they don’t input anything, they will pay tax)
  • If a Quebecian user enters a valid QST ID, they will be exempt from paying provincial tax (if they don’t input anything, they will pay tax)

Buyers in the US: Sales Tax

Due to new US tax laws, if you're a buyer located in the US, you may need to pay state Sales Tax for services bought on Fiverr.  If you are located in the US, you may be required to fill in your ZIP Code at checkout and see a new pricing component on your payment page.
 

This tax is applied only in certain states in the US:

  • Alabama - AL

  • Arizona - AZ
  • Arkansas - AR

  • Colorado - CO

  • Connecticut - CT

  • District of Columbia - DC

  • Hawaii - HI

  • Idaho - ID

  • Illinois - IL

  • Indiana - IN

  • Iowa - IA

  • Kansas - KS

  • Kentucky - KY

  • Louisiana - LA

  • Maine - ME

  • Maryland - MD

  • Massachusetts - MA
  • Minnesota - MN

  • Mississippi - MS

  • Nebraska - NE

  • New Mexico - NM

  • New Jersey - NJ
  • New York - NY
  • North Carolina - NC

  • 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

  • Wyoming - WY

Buyers in India: GST

Fiverr buyers located in India must pay Goods and Services Tax (GST/GSTIN). All purchases will incur a GST charge, and invoices will detail this information. Fiverr will charge a 18% GST from the total purchase amount.

Unless you enter your valid GSTIN number and acknowledge that you're registered for GST, Fiverr will charge GST. If you do not enter a valid GSTIN number, all invoices generated during that time will incur GST charges. These charges are irreversible and cannot be refunded. To avoid these charges, ensure you provide accurate GSTIN information when filling out your billing details.


FAQs

1. I have a tax exemption certificate, where can I submit it?
Unfortunately, our current processes are unable to accommodate exemptions from state sales/use taxes on sales transactions. If you have a purchase exempt from taxation, please contact your tax advisor for the best method to handle any refund of taxes paid.

2. Not all purchases I've made on Fiverr have included Sales Tax. Why is this?
The Sales Tax will be calculated according to your billing address, your relevant state tax laws, and the type of service you're purchasing. Not all states tax the same services, and not all states have the same rates.

3. I'm not located in the US, but my country also charges Sales Taxes. Will I be charged?
Fiverr does not collect Sales Taxes from buyers located in other countries at this time, although this may change in the future. 

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