Tax Information

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Which Taxes are Collected by Linode?

Linode collects the European Union’s Value Added Tax (VAT) for customers that are subject to it. Starting on October 1st, 2019, Linode will also collect Australia and India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) for customers in those countries.

The taxes that Linode collects will appear on your invoices, and you can review these charges by navigating to the Account page in the Linode Cloud Manager.

Note
Information about your EU VAT rate can be found here. Please note, Linode’s pricing plans do NOT include EU VAT charges.

What Should I Do If My Services are Non-Taxable?

If you are a registered business, you may choose to provide Linode with a valid VAT identification number (VAT ID) or GST identification number (GST ID, also referred to as an ABN in Australia and a GSTIN in India). Such customers will not be charged with VAT or GST in subsequent invoices once their VAT or GST ID is verified.

Note
For the remainder of this guide, your VAT ID, GST ID, ABN, or GSTIN will be referred to as your tax ID.

You can update your contact information at any time to apply your tax ID to your Linode account. You can also specify a tax ID in our account signup form when you first create your Linode account.

Note
If you have documents which state that your organization’s services with Linode should not be taxed, please contact Linode Support.

Add a Tax ID to your Linode Account

Your tax ID may be added to your account via the Linode Cloud Manager or the Linode CLI.

Note
If you are using the Linode Classic Manager, review the classic manager version of this guide for alternative instructions.

Linode Cloud Manager

To add or update your account with a tax ID:

  1. Log in to the Linode Cloud Manager.

  2. Navigate to the Account link in the sidebar.

  3. Expand the Update Contact Information panel under the Billing Info tab.

  4. Enter your tax ID in the Tax ID field.

  5. Click on the Save button at the bottom of the Update Contact Information panel.

Linode CLI

Install the Linode CLI to your local computer and generate a Personal Access Token before using the Linode CLI. See Using the Linode CLI for more information.

  1. Add or update your account with a valid tax ID:

    linode-cli account update --tax_id FRXX999999999
    

    Replace FRXX999999999 with your tax ID.

  2. Verify that the account was updated:

    linode-cli account view --format 'tax_id'
    

Review your Charges

You can check your invoice charges by visiting the billing page in the Linode Cloud Manager or with the Linode CLI.

Note

See the Billing and Payments guide for more information.

If you are using the Linode Classic Manager, review the classic manager version of this guide for alternative instructions.

Linode Cloud Manager

  1. Log in to the Linode Cloud Manager.

  2. Navigate to the Account link in the sidebar.

  3. Expand the Recent Invoices panel under the Billing Info tab.

  4. Find the invoice you’d like to view and click on the corresponding row to view a full list of services for that invoice.

  5. Click on the corresponding Download PDF button to download a PDF version of the invoice.

Linode CLI

Install the Linode CLI to your local computer and generate a Personal Access Token before using the Linode CLI. See Using the Linode CLI for more information.

  1. View a list of your invoices:

    linode-cli account invoices-list
    
  2. The Linode CLI’s output will resemble the following:

    ┌──────────┬─────────────────────┬───────────────────┬───────┐
    │ id_______| date________________│ label_____________│ total │
    ├──────────┼─────────────────────┼───────────────────┼───────┤
    │ 10876642 │ 2018-06-01T04:16:26 │ Invoice #10876642 │ 10.00 │
    │ 11170325 │ 2018-07-01T05:22:53 │ Invoice #11170325 │ 10.00 │
    │ 11332537 │ 2018-08-01T04:10:34 │ Invoice #11332537 │ 10.00 │
    └──────────┴─────────────────────┴───────────────────┴───────┘
    
  3. Find the id for the specific invoice you would like to view and replace 10876642 with your invoice’s id:

    linode-cli account invoice-items 10876642
    

FAQ

  • What is Linode’s EU VAT number?

    Linode’s EU VAT number is EU372008859.

  • How is my tax location determined?

    Your tax location is determined by the contact information you provided during sign up or under the Account page in the Linode Cloud Manager.

  • How can I change my tax location?

    You may update your tax location by navigating to the Account page in the Linode Cloud Manager and then expanding the Update Contact Information panel.

  • Why is my invoice in USD? Can I get an invoice in another currency?

    To keep our pricing stable and consistent, rather than fluctuating with exchange rates, we do not bill in local currency. Similarly, we do not invoice in local currency. All invoices are in USD.

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