South Africa Tax Information

As of 1 May 2019, DigitalOcean charges a 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location in South Africa.

This complies with the government of South Africa’s changes to Value Added Tax (VAT) regulations on 1 April 2019. Sales of digital services by foreign suppliers obliged to register for VAT must collect the relevant VAT on all sales to customers located in South Africa at the standard VAT rate of 15%.

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.