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Category: Creating & Editing Events & Tickets
Here's how you do it:
To collect tax on your event, go to "Payments & Tax" and choose “Tax”. Enter your tax identification number and customize your tax settings. Depending upon your event location, you may be required to charge tax based on regulations in your area. Consult a tax professional if you have questions about your tax obligations. Eventbrite is unable to offer tax advice.
<h2 id="01">Check this before you start.</h2>
<p>☑️ In certain states and localities in the United States, Eventbrite is required to collect and remit tax on your sales. You won't be able to charge your own tax. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/how-do-u-s-taxes-work-on-eventbrite?lg=en_US" target="_blank">Learn where Eventbrite collects tax on ticket sales</a>.</p>
<p>☑️ In jurisdictions where Eventbrite does not collect and remit taxes, you’re responsible for assessing your tax obligations. You’re responsible for remitting these taxes to the respective tax authorities. The tax collected will be included in your payout.</p>
<p>☑️ If you have any questions about your tax obligations, consult a tax professional. Eventbrite can't give tax advice.</p>
<p>☑️ To add tax to your event, you need to create at least one paid ticket type.</p>
<p>☑️ Tax settings are based on the payout country and event location.</p>
<p>☑️ You must provide a tax identification number to collect tax. </p>
<h2 id="02">1. Go to your Event Dashboard.</h2>
<p>Go to <b>Manage my events</b> in your account. Then select your event.</p>
<h2 id="03">2. Go to "Tax" (under "Payments & tax")</h2>
<h2 id="04">3. Select the option that confirms you need to charge tax.</h2>
<p>In some regions, you'll need to confirm you have a business tax ID to charge tax.</p>
<h2 id="05">4. Enter your tax information.</h2>
<p>Enter your tax details:</p>
<ul><li><b>Country</b>: country where you are registered to collect tax</li><li><b>Tax identification number</b>: number assigned to your business for tax purposes (may have a different name based on region)</li><li><b>Tax name</b>: ticket buyers will see tax name during checkout, on the PDF ticket, and on the order confirmation email</li><li><b>Tax rate</b>: the percentage you want to charge for tax</li></ul>
<p>You can only charge one tax per event. If you're unsure what to charge, consult a taxpayer professional.</p>
<h2 id="06">5. Choose optional settings.</h2>
<p>Customize your tax settings in the following ways:</p>
<ul><li>Apply your tax to specific tickets — By default, any tax settings will apply to all tickets and add-ons. Un-check <b>Applies to all tickets</b> to select specific ticket types or add-ons.</li><li>Absorb the tax — By default, attendees pay any tax on top of their sale. Check <b>Absorb tax</b> to cover the tax from your sales.</li></ul>
<h2 id="07">6. Save your changes.</h2>
<h2 id="08">7. Check the tax on your tickets.</h2>
<p>To understand how taxes will or won't affect your event, review your ticket settings:</p>
<ol><li>Go to <b>Tickets</b>.</li><li>Select a paid ticket type.</li><li>Click <b>View details</b>
<ul><li><b>Ticket revenue</b> is the net sales per sale (after removing fees and taxes).</li><li><b>Tax you collected</b> is the total tax collected per sale.</li></ul>
<p><b>Ticket revenue</b> and <b>Tax you collected</b> will be included in your payout.</p>
<p class="text-small l-pad-vert-2 l-pad-hor-2 card l-mar-top-2"><b>NOTE:</b> If you use PayPal as your payment processor, the gross sales will be sent to your PayPal account. You'll then receive an invoice for the Eventbrite fees. If your event is in an area where Eventbrite collects and remits tax, that will be included on the invoice as well. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=4213" target="_blank">Learn more.</a></p>
<h2 id="09">8. View your collected tax.</h2>
<p>Once you've sold tickets, review your collected tax in the following reports:</p>
<ul><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41749" target="_blank">Event reports</a> — Enable "Tax paid" to see tax per ticket.</li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=6549" target="_blank">Order report</a> — See tax collected per order.</li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3509" target="_blank">Payout summary</a> — See tax sent in your payouts. Tax you collected will appear as a separate line item (Eventbrite Payment Processing only).</li></ul>
<h2 id="10">Related articles</h2>
<ul><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3290" target="_blank">Create and edit ticket types</a></li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41571" target="_blank">Getting paid with Eventbrite Payment Processing</a></li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41585" target="_blank">How do U.S. taxes work on Eventbrite?</a></li></ul>
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