On August 1, 2015, DigitalOcean began charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on sales to non-business European Union customers. All VAT collected from customers in the European Union will be paid to the tax authority of the appropriate EU member state. You can access your VAT charges on your monthly invoice by visiting your account’s Billing Page. DigitalOcean is registered for EU VAT under the Electronically Supplied Services (ESS) simplified VAT registration regime.
If you are a registered business established inside of the EU, you may enter your VAT ID on your Billing page. Upon verifying your VAT number, VAT will not be applied to future monthly invoices. However, registered business may be required to manually account for this tax. If you do not see the VAT ID field on your billing page and you are an EU resident, please open a support ticket.
The following table lists the VAT rates as of January 1, 2015 that may be charged to European Union customers. Prices listed on the DigitalOcean website do not include applicable VAT charges.
|Country||Value Added Tax (VAT)|
|France & Monaco||20%|
|Great Britain & Northern Ireland||20%|
The following (member) states or (independent) regions of member states are excluded from VAT charges.
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.
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.
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.