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Exporting Amazon Sales Tax Reports

  • Feb 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.

CSV Format

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.

Amazon Tax Document Library

Step 3: Click on "Generate a tax report" to set date range and create report.

Generate Amazon Tax Report

Step 4: Click on "Download tax report" to download sales tax data in .csv form.


Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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Ryan O'Donnell
Avalara Author Ryan O'Donnell