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What is VAT and how does it apply to me?
Value Added Tax, or VAT, is a tax assessed on the supply of goods and services. In Japan, Japanese Consumption Tax, or JCT, is applicable instead of VAT. JCT is a tax assessed on the supply of digital services.
VAT and JCT rates are calculated according to the local rate of the customer's country of residence. Airbnb charges VAT on its service fees for customers from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and South Africa. Airbnb charges JCT on its service fees for customers from Japan.
VAT or JCT is charged at the time of payment and is based on the total guest service fee for a reservation. If you change your reservation, VAT adjusts to reflect any change in the service fee.
VAT or JCT is deducted from your payout and is based on the total host service fee for a reservation. If you change your reservation, VAT adjusts to reflect any change in the service fee.