As of 1 July 2023, DigitalOcean charges a 18% Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location in Tanzania.
This complies with the Tanzania Tax Regulation.
If you are a customer with a valid VAT ID in Tanzania, you can enter your Value Added Tax Registration Number (VRN) on the Billing page. Once you do, your invoice will no longer include VAT charges. If you are registered for VAT but do not provide us with your VRN before we issue an invoice, tax charges will appear on the invoice for that period.
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.