To comply with Belarus's requirements for non-resident companies like DigitalOcean, DigitalOcean charges customers in Belarus a 20% Goods and Services Tax (GST). This tax collection began on 1 December, 2019.
If you are a non-business customer of DigitalOcean in Belarus, you do not need to take any action. Your January invoice for usage in December will include the 20% VAT charge.
If your business has a registered VAT ID, you can add it to your DigitalOcean account. When you add your business's VAT ID to your DigitalOcean account, your invoice will not include tax charges. If your business is registered for VAT but you do not add your VAT ID to your account, your invoice will include the 20% VAT charge.
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 not what you expect, contact support for help.
USD is the only currency we accept for payments, so all invoices are in USD. We cannot provide invoices in other currencies. Learn more about invoices.