United Kingdom Tax Information

Value Added Tax (VAT)

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom officially departed as a member state of the European Union, commonly referred to as Brexit. From 31 January 2020 to 31 December 2020, the UK continued to comply with all EU laws while completing negotiations. The UK and the EU reached an agreement on 24 December 2021 with an effective date of 1 January 2021.

As of 1 January 2021, DigitalOcean has a standalone UK VAT ID and continues charging and collecting VAT at a rate of 20% on its business-to-consumer sales in the UK. Business customers with a valid UK VAT ID are subject to the reverse charge mechanism.

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. 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.