fulfillment APIv1.15.0

EbayCollectAndRemitTax

This type contains information about the type and amount of tax that eBay will collect and remit to the state, province, country, or other taxing authority in the buyer's location, as required by that taxing authority. 'Collect and Remit' tax includes US state-mandated sales tax and 'Goods and Services' tax that is applicable to Australian and New Zealand sellers.

Type that uses EbayCollectAndRemitTax

Calls that use EbayCollectAndRemitTax

Fields

Field
Type
Description
amount
The monetary amount of the 'Collect and Remit' tax, which includes US state-mandated sales tax and 'Goods and Services' tax in Australia and New Zealand.

Note: If the corresponding taxType is GST or STATE_SALES_TAX and the lineItems.taxes container also appears for this line item with the same tax amount, the order is subject to 'eBay Collect and Remit' tax, and a change in logic is rolling out at the beginning of November 2019. For orders that are subject to 'eBay Collect and Remit' tax, the tax amount in this field will be included in the lineItems.total, paymentSummary.payments.amount, paymentSummary.totalDueSeller, and pricingSummary.total fields.

Sellers should be aware that the sales tax that the buyer pays for the order will initially be included when the order funds are distributed to their PayPal account, but that PayPal will pull out the sales tax amount shortly after the payment clears, and will distribute the sales tax to the appropriate taxing authority. Previous to this change, PayPal would strip out the 'Collect and Remit' tax before distributing order funds to the seller's account.

This logic change does not apply to sellers opted in to eBay managed payments, and any 'Collect and Remit' tax is fully handled by eBay, and the proceeds of this tax is never distributed through seller payouts. Also, for sellers opted in to eBay managed payments, the lineItems.taxes array is returned empty.
taxType
The type of tax and fees that eBay will collect and remit to the taxing or fee authority. See the TaxTypeEnum type definition for more information about each tax or fee type.
collectionMethod
This field indicates the collection method used to collect the 'Collect and Remit' tax for the order. This field is always returned for orders subject to 'Collect and Remit' tax, and its value is always NET.

Note: Although the collectionMethod field is returned for all orders subject to 'Collect and Remit' tax, the collectionMethod field and the CollectionMethodEnum type are not currently of any practical use, although this field may have use in the future. If and when the logic of this field is changed, this note will be updated and a note will also be added to the Release Notes.