Exporting Amazon Sales Tax Reports
- February 18, 2015 | Ryan O'Donnell
A recurring question we hear from Amazon sellers is, "How do I export my sales tax data?" We wanted to take a minute to help sellers understand the process of getting sales and sales tax data out of their Amazon Seller Central accounts and into Excel. We'll begin with an overview of the CSV format that Amazon sales tax reports are delivered in.
Amazon sellers can export sales tax reports in a common file format known as "CSV". You can tell a file is a CSV file by looking at the file extension. These are the characters that come after the ".". Here are some examples of file extensions you may be familiar with:
- Microsoft Word = .doc or .docx
- Microsoft Excel = .xls or .xlsx
- Adobe Reader = .pdf
- Text Files = .txt
- Common Image Files = .jpg, .gif, .png
The CSV acronym stands for "Comma Separated Values" and it was created to allow data to be saved in a table structured format. CSV files can be opened and edited in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets.
Steps for Exporting Tax Data From Amazon
Step 1: Log into your Amazon Seller Central account.
Step 2: From the top drop down navigation, click on Reports > Tax Document Library to access the Tax Document Library.
Step 3: Click on "Generate a tax report" to set date range and create report.
Step 4: Click on "Download tax report" to download sales tax data in .csv form.