European Union Tax Information

As of 1 August 2015, DigitalOcean charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location in the European Union.

This applies to all non-business European Union customers. VAT collected from customers in the European Union is 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 is not 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, open a support ticket.

European Union Tax Summary

The following table lists the VAT rates that may be charged to European Union customers. Prices listed on the DigitalOcean website do not include applicable VAT charges.

Country VAT Rate
Austria 20%
Belgium 21%
Bulgaria 20%
Croatia 25%
Cyprus 19%
Czech Republic 21%
Denmark 25%
Estonia 22%
Finland 24%
France & Monaco 20%
Germany 19%
Greece 24%
Hungary 27%
Ireland (Eire) 23%
Italy 22%
Latvia 21%
Lithuania 21%
Luxembourg 16%
Malta 18%
Netherlands 21%
Poland 23%
Portugal 23%
Romania 19%
Slovakia 20%
Slovenia 22%
Spain 21%
Sweden 25%


The following (member) states or (independent) regions of member states are excluded from VAT charges.

  • Andorra
  • The Channel Islands (United Kingdom)
  • Gibraltar
  • Mount Athos
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City
  • Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands (Spain)
  • The communes of Livigno, Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano (Italy)
  • Büsingen and the Isle of Heligoland (Germany)
  • Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and French Guiana (France)
  • Faroe Islands and Greenland (Denmark)
  • Åland Islands (Finland)

Frequently Asked Questions about Taxes

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's **Settings** tab. If you've set your account address correctly but your account's tax location is not what you expect, contact support for help.

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

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.