As of 1 November 2018, DigitalOcean charges a 18% Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location in Turkey.
The change does not affect business-to-business sales. In these cases, the reverse charge mechanism is still in effect. Registered business users who add a valid VAT ID to their billing profile are exempt.
This complies with the Government of Turkey’s change on 1 January 2018 to the Value Added Tax (VAT) rules for sales of electronic services for consideration to non-VAT registered individuals by electronic service providers who do not have residence, business place, legal business center and business centre in Turkey. Non-resident electronic service providers must declare and pay VAT which is charged on electronic services to non-VAT registered individuals at the standard rate of 18%.
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.