From 1 January 2019, the Government of the Russian Federation has charged the Value Added Tax (VAT) rules for digital services provided by foreign suppliers. Foreign suppliers obliged to register for VAT must collect the relevant tax on sales of digital services to all customers in the Russian Federation at the standard VAT rate of 20%.
On 1 January 2019, DigitalOcean began charging this VAT for users with a tax location in the Russian Federation. The change affects all customers located in the Russian Federation.
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.