On 1 October 2015, the National Tax Agency of Japan included digital services in the Consumption Tax Act. Digital services rendered to customers located in Japan are taxable at the standard Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) rate of 10%.
On 1 October 2021, DigitalOcean began charging this 10% Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) to customers located in Japan in order to comply with these tax requirements.
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.