If using Toronto Data Centre will my monthly rate be charged in CAD or USD??

September 23, 2015 1.5k views
Billing DigitalOcean

With this new data center available DigitalOcean's term "Canadian Customers" is rather ambiguous. Do you mean to say customers that use the Canadian data center or are you using our payment methods to determine where we are from and charging us GST even if we're using US data centers?

More importantly, if I am using the Toronto Data Center and paying Canadian tax, will I also then be getting charged in CAD for my monthly fee? If you're charging me in US funds for a Canadian tax then your scamming all of us.

1 Answer

All billing done by DigitalOcean is done in US Dollars, otherwise we would not be able to provide a consistent price to all our users. Canadian users are billed via our Canadian subsidiary for all services. Currently Canadian residents are charged GST just as EU residents are charged VAT.

  • This doesn't really answer the question. Your Canadian subsidiary would have to then be the one billing canadian customers in Canadian currency otherwise you're not calculating tax accordingly and not submitting it to revenue Canada.

    • There is no requirement under Canadian law that service providers charge in CAD. Since taxes are calculated as a percentage this calculation does not depend on a particular currency.

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