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Amazon account and tax rate mappings for non UK, US, AU or CA businesses
Amazon account and tax rate mappings for non UK, US, AU or CA businesses

For businesses based outside the UK, US, Australia or Canada

Daniel Little avatar
Written by Daniel Little
Updated over a week ago

The team at Link My Books are happy to provide users with technical assistance in applying tax rules to their Link My Books setup. We are not Tax Advisors and so our advice and suggestions on the application of tax rules cannot be construed as tax advice. We highly recommend that users seek advice from qualified accountants for their tax compliance.

Link My Books exists to make accounting for your Amazon (and other e-commerce channels) sales, refunds, fees and tax easy and accurate.

That's why as part of our quick and easy setup wizard, we'll provide you with some default accounts and tax rates to confirm.

This means that you can be confident your bookkeeping is clean and accurate. Trust me, your accountant will thanks you for it.

Link My Books default accounts for Amazon

Amazon has hundreds of different transaction types, so to keep things simple we group them into 10 top level categories:

  1. Amazon Sales

  2. Amazon Refunds

  3. Amazon FBA Inventory Reimbursements

  4. Amazon Seller Fees

  5. Amazon FBA Fees

  6. Amazon Storage Fees

  7. Amazon Advertising Costs

  8. Amazon Sales Tax

  9. Amazon Loans

  10. Amazon Reserved Balances

If you accept our default accounts during setup we'll create one account for each of these different categories and add them to your existing chart of accounts in Xero or QuickBooks.

Here are our default accounts:

Account Code & Name

Account Type

LMB1: Amazon Sales


LMB10: Amazon Refunds


LMB2: Amazon FBA Inventory Reimbursements

Other income

LMB3: Amazon Seller Fees


LMB4: Amazon FBA Fees


LMB5: Amazon Storage Fees


LMB6: Amazon Advertising Costs


LMB7: Amazon Sales Tax

Current Liability

LMB8: Amazon Loans

Current Liability

LMB9: Amazon Reserved Balances

Current Asset

๐Ÿ’กGood to know

You can, of course, choose any accounts you like during setup. Plus you can even dive deeper into the sub-categories contained within these top level categories. You can learn more about fine tuning your account mappings in this help article.

Link My Books default tax rates for Amazon

We do not suggest any default tax rates for businesses located outside our main 4 markets:

  1. UK

  2. US

  3. Canada

  4. Australia

During the setup wizard you'll be prompted to choose a tax rate for each of the following transaction tax categories:

Transaction Tax Category

Amazon Sales Shipped to your businesses country of establishment

Amazon Sales Shipped outside your businesses country of establishment

Amazon FBA Reimbursements

Amazon Fees

Amazon Sales Tax

Amazon Loans

Amazon Reserved Balances

We recommend that you seek the advice of a tax professional from your country to determine the correct tax rates to use.

The team at Link My Books can help you implement almost any tax logic you like but we can't help you decide upon the logic itself.

If you have any questions about this article or feedback on how we could make it better please reach out to the support team via the blue chat icon on the bottom right of the page or via email to [email protected].

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