Pursuant to Article 174.2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, beginning 1 July 2017, Alibaba Cloud will be required to charge Russian Value Added Tax (“Russian VAT”) at the rate of 18% on certain electronic services provided to individual (non-business) customers located in the Russian Federation. All Russian VAT collected will be remitted to the relevant Russian tax authority.
Alibaba Cloud is registered for Russian VAT as a non-resident taxpayer and is not required to issue Russian tax invoices. For further details, please refer to the website of Federal Tax Service of Russia at: lkio.gnivc.ru/en
(English) or lkio.gnivc.ru/ru
Alibaba Cloud will not be required to charge Russian VAT on services provided to Russian business customers. To determine whether a customer is a business customer, the Russian tax authority requires Alibaba Cloud to collect from the customer its Tax Registration Code (“KPP”) and Tax Identification Number (“TIN”).
To confirm that you are a Russian business customer, please provide your 9 digits KPP and 10 digits TIN to us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we do not receive both your KPP and TIN by 27 June 2017, we will treat you as an individual customer and will begin to charge the 18% Russian VAT from 1 July 2017 onwards.
Please feel free to reach out to your Alibaba Cloud business representative or our after sales support (through opening a support ticket) with any questions relating hereto.
Yours sincerely, Alibaba Cloud