How Skype charges Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Skype is required to charge Value Added Tax (VAT) or Goods and Services Tax (GST) for products purchased by Skype customers in certain countries.
To make sure you’re paying the correct VAT or GST, please sign into your account and check under Billing Information that we have the right address for you.
What is the VAT or GST rate applicable in my country?
For current applicable VAT or GST rates, please check with your local tax authority.
How will VAT or GST charges affect me?
This depends on the Skype products you use.
Pay As You Go rates:
Our Pay As You Go (PAYG) rates are VAT or GST-inclusive, where applicable. Please see our rates .
Subscriptions & Skype Numbers:
VAT or GST on subscriptions and Skype Numbers is charged at the time of purchase or renewal.
Skype Credit and Auto-recharge:
VAT or GST is not charged when you buy Skype Credit or when your Skype Credit is automatically topped up.
However, the applicable VAT or GST-inclusive rates are applied when you use your Skype Credit to make calls, send SMS, use Skype Wi-Fi or any other paid Skype products.
How do I get VAT or GST invoices?
VAT or GST invoices are currently available in certain countries. Learn more.
Monthly VAT or GST invoices contain only transactions which have an effect for VAT or GST purposes e.g. subscriptions and Skype numbers. As a Skype customer, you have access to itemized monthly statements of your Skype activity available from MyAccount. For more information, please read our guide to monthly statements.
I use Skype in my business. Is VAT or GST exempted on my Skype transactions?
The use of Skype is for your personal and noncommercial use. You are permitted to use your personal Skype account for your own business communications.
Customers can use Skype Manager to get the most out of Skype. Learn more about how we charge VAT or GST for Skype Manager customers.