Activating user-defined cost allocation tags - AWS Billing

Activating user-defined cost allocation tags

For tags to appear on your billing reports, you must activate them. Your user-defined cost allocation tags represent the tag key, which you activate in the Billing and Cost Management console. Once you activate or deactivate the tag key, it will affect all tag values that share the same tag key. A tag key can have multiple tag values.

To activate your tag keys
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Billing console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost allocation tags.

  3. Select the tag keys that you want to activate.

  4. Choose Activate.

After you create and apply user-defined tags to your resources, it can take up to 24 hours for the tag keys to appear on your cost allocation tags page for activation. It can then take up to 24 hours for tag keys to activate.

For an example of how tag keys appear in your billing report with cost allocation tags, see Viewing a cost allocation report.