Canada Tax Information

Goods & Service Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

On 1 October 2015, DigitalOcean began charging tax on sales to Canadian customers. You can access your tax charges on your monthly invoice by visiting your Billing page.

Some Canadian businesses may be able to claim a refund on taxes paid. Visit the CRA’s official FAQ for more information.

Québec Services Tax (QST)

The Government of Québec has a registration requirement for companies outside of Québec who supply taxable services to customers in Québec to collect and remit Québec Services Tax (QST).

On 1 September 2019, DigitalOcean began charging this QST for users with a tax location in Québec. Services provided by DigitalOcean to customers located in Québec are subject to QST at the standard rate of 9.975% in addition to 5% GST for a total tax rate of 14.975%.

Canada Tax Summary

The following table lists the tax rates as of 1 January 2015 that may be charged to Canadian customers in each province or territory. Prices listed on the DigitalOcean website do not include applicable VAT charges.

Province/Territory Tax Rate
Alberta 5% GST
British Columbia 5% GST
Manitoba 5% GST
New Brunswick 13% HST
Newfoundland 13% HST
Northwest Territories 5% GST
Nova Scotia 15% HST
Nunavut 5% GST
Ontario 13% HST
Prince Edward Island 14% HST
Quebec 14.975% (5% GST + 9.975% QST)
Saskatchewan 5% GST
Yukon 5% GST

Tax FAQ

How is my tax location determined?

Your tax location is typically based on your account address, which is initially set to the payment address of your primary payment method when you sign up. In some locations, we are required by law to consider other account details, like other payment addresses or IP addresses.

How can I change my tax location?

You can update your account address and view your account’s tax location and rate at any time on the billing page. If you’ve set your account address correctly but your account’s tax location is still not what you expect, please contact support so we can correct it.

Why is my invoice in USD? Can I get an invoice in another currency?

Because USD is currently the only currency we can accept for payments, all invoices are in USD. We cannot provide invoices in other currencies. Learn more about invoices.