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Correct specification of tax codes is very important for Amazon sellers, as otherwise tax problems can arise. For this reason, we would like to inform you today about the options you have when depositing the codes. In doing so, we also give our own recommendation. Furthermore, we have created a list of Amazon tax codes, which contains each individual code with the corresponding products and the respective tax rate.

Deposit tax codes correctly with Amazon

There are three different options for depositing tax codes: Firstly, as a seller you have the option of setting a tax code for your account. This code then automatically applies to all your products on Amazon. Secondly, you can specify which tax code is suitable for each product individually. The third option is to set a general code for the account, but to adjust the tax code for each product if necessary. We recommend the second option because this way you are guaranteed to enter the correct tax code in every case. This should be a priority for you, as otherwise you will face tax problems. The individual entry of the codes is done either via Seller Central or before uploading a product in an Excel file.

These tax codes exist

To give you an overview, we have created an overall overview from the various pages in Seller Central, in which you will find the tax codes for every product category that exists on Amazon. The list includes books, clothing, food and drugstore products. In the last column you can also see the respective tax rate that applies in Germany.


Tax codeDesignationProducts includedTax rate in Germany
A_BOOKS_GENPrinted booksPrinted books and brochures7 %
A_BOOK_ATLASMap or chart bookAtlases and groups of maps and graphics7 %
A_BOOK_AUDIOBOOKAudiobooks in physical formatAudiobooks in physical format7 %
A_BOOK_GLOBESpherical maps or diagramsGlobes and spherical maps or graphics7 %
A_BOOK_MAGAZINERegular publicationsJournals and other regular publications7 %
A_BOOK_MAPSchematic representations of land or seaMaps showing land and sea areas schematically7 %
A_BOOK_ADULTColouring or activity book for adultsColouring, dot connecting and other activity books for adults19 %
A_CLTH_BABGeneral baby clothingShoes, tops, trousers, tracksuit bottoms and nappy pants19 %
A_CLTH_CHILGeneral children’s clothing Shoes, tops, bottoms, sportswear, outerwear and swimwear for children19 %
A_CLTH_PROTECTIVSportswear and workwearSafety helmets and work shoes for construction work and industrial environments as well as motorbike and bicycle helmets19 %
A_FOOD_GEGeneral food productsGeneral food, packaged food, sweeteners, sugar, sauces, oatmeal, cornflakes, pasta sauces7 %
A_FOOD_CAKEDECOEdible cake decorationGlazes, sprinkles, dessert decorations, marzipan decorations and other edible decorations7 %
A_FOOD_CANFRUICanned fruit and vegetablesPreserved fruit and vegetables7 %
A_FOOD_CEREALBARMuesli barMuesli and breakfast bars without chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_CEREALCHOCBARChocolate muesli barMuesli and breakfast bars with chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_CHOCEREAChocolate muesliMueslis with chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_CNDConfectioneryChocolate, sweets, brownies and chewing gum7 %
A_FOOD_COFFECoffeeCoffee beans, ground coffee and beverages containing coffee7 %
A_FOOD_DAIRYMilk and other dairy productsPreserved, fresh and powdered milk, cheese, eggs and egg substitutes, cream, butter, margarine, yoghurt, sour cream, cream cheese and other dairy products and alternatives7 %
A_FOOD_DESSERTMuesli without chocolatePudding, ice cream and prepared desserts7 %
A_FOOD_DRIEDFRUITFresh fruit and vegetablesDried fruit and vegetables7 %
A_FOOD_FLOURFlourBaking flour and flour mixtures7 %
A_FOOD_MEATCHICKENChicken or other meatfresh, frozen or pre-cooked poultry, beef, fish, sausages, pork, lamb and other meats7 %
A_FOOD_MISCBEVERAGEMineral water and non-carbonated drinks/juicesHot chocolate and cocoa, carbonated water, coconut water, flavoured water and other carbonated drinks without juices and lemonades7 %
A_FOOD_NAANNaanNaan bread, chapatis and pappadums7 %
A_FOOD_NCARBWTRStill waterNon-carbonated water, coconut water, flavoured water and water with additives19 %
A_FOOD_OILOilsCooking and seasoning oils and vinegar7 %
A_FOOD_PASTANOODLEPasta and noodlesUncooked, prepared and frozen pasta and noodles7 %
A_FOOD_PASTRYCASEBaked goodsPie crust or crust7 %
A_FOOD_PLAINBISCUITBiscuits natureBiscuits and pastries without chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_PLAINCRACKERCrackers naturalCrackers and crispbread without chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_PLAINNUTNuts natureEnergy bar7 %
A_FOOD_RICERicePlants and plant bulbs7 %
A_FOOD_SEASONINGSSalt, pepper and other spicesSalt, pepper, herbs and spices7 %
A_FOOD_SNACKSnacks and nibbles without chocolateSnacks without chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_SODAJUICESoft drinks and juicesSoft drinks, carbonated drinks, fruit and vegetable juices19 %
A_FOOD_SPREADSpreadsSpreads, salsas, dips, jellies, jams, peanut butter and honey7 %
A_FOOD_SWEETNERSugar and other sweetenersSnacks without chocolate7 %
A_FOOD_VEGETABLEFresh and frozen fruit and vegetablesFresh or frozen fruit and vegetables7 %
A_FOOD_PETFOODPet foodFood and snacks for dogs, cats, birds, fish and other pets7 %
A_FOOD_ANIMALFOODFood for farm animalsFood for pigs, cows, horses and other farm animals7 %
A_FOOD_ANIMALMEDMedicine for farm animalsMedicine for pigs, cows, horses and other farm animals19 %
A_FOOD_ANIMALVITAMINSVitamins for farm animalsVitamins for pigs, cows, horses and other farm animals19 %
A_HLTH_NUTRITIONBAREnergy barEnergy bar7 %
A_HLTH_NUTRITIONDRINKFood drinksFood beverages and powders (in liquid and dry form) used as a substitute for food and containing nutritional information and claims7 %
A_HLTH_PILLCAPSULETABLETPills and capsulesDiet and weight loss pills, capsules and tablets7 %
A_HLTH_SMOKINGCESSATIONSmoking cessation productsPharmaceutical products designed to help people quit smoking19 %
A_HLTH_SMOKINGGUMChewing gum for smoking cessationPharmaceutical chewing gum containing nicotine to help people quit smoking.19 %
A_HLTH_VITAMINSVitamins and mineralsessential vitamins, multivitamins and herbal/mineral supplements7 %
A_HPC_CONTRACEPTIVECondoms and other contraceptivesCondoms and other contraceptives19 %
A_HPC_DIETARYSUPPLFood supplementsDry and liquid products serving as food supplements and labelled as food supplements7 %
A_HPC_INCONTINENCENappies and incontinence aids for adultsNappies for adults19 %
A_HPC_MEDICINEOther medicinesNon-prescription painkillers, over-the-counter medicines, topically applied medicines and ointments, and other general treatment products.19 %
A_HPC_PPECLOTHINGPersonal protective equipment (PPE): Protective clothingMedical capsules, medical gowns, medical covers and clothing used in sanitary facilities to protect the wearer19 %
A_HPC_PPEMASKSPersonal protective equipment (PPE): MasksMasks for PPE and surgical masks19 %
A_HPC_PPESANITISERDisinfectantHand disinfectants, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant lotions, disinfectant foam and medical disinfectants19 %
A_HPC_SANITARYPRODUCTSFeminine hygiene and other hygiene productsSanitary towels, tampons and other hygiene products7 %
A_HPC_THERMOMETERThermometerReusable thermometers made of plastic, glass or other durable and reusable materials19 %
A_HPC_WALKINGSTICKWalking sticks and other mobility aidsWalking sticks19 %
A_HPC_WHEELCHAIRWheelchairsManually operated wheelchairs7 %
A_OUTDOOR_FUELFirewood and outdoor cooking fuelsBarbecue fuels (coal, briquettes, wood and kindling) and firewood for kindling and cooking, as well as firewood in logs, billets, twigs, pellets, bundles of brushwood or similar forms.7 %
A_OUTDOOR_FERTILIZERFertiliserFertiliser19 %
A_OUTDOOR_LAWNCONTROLInsecticides, plant protection products and fungicidesInsecticides, plant protection products and fungicides19 %
A_OUTDOOR_PLANTFOODPlant foodPlant food7 %
A_OUTDOOR_PLANTSPlant bulbs and other plantsPlants and plant bulbs7 %
A_OUTDOOR_SEEDSPlant seedsPlant seeds7 %
A_BABY_BIBCLOTHBaby BibBaby Bib19 %
A_BABY_CARSEATCar seats for babies and childrenBooster seats and car seats for infants and toddlers19 %
A_BABY_NAPPIESBaby or children’s nappiesNappies for babies and toddlers19 %
A_GEN_NOTAXOutside the scope of the turnover taxGift cards and Vouchers



With this Amazon tax code list, you have all the information you need to guarantee that your product codes are correct. Do you have any further questions about the list or are you interested in Amazon SEO? Then please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you at any time. Feel free to send us a message – without any obligation, of course.

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