Tax Information

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Value Added Tax in the European Union

Linode customers who are subject to EU VAT can review these charges on their monthly invoices by navigating to the Account page in the Linode Cloud Manager.

Customers that wish to provide Linode with a valid VAT identification number (VAT ID) may do so by updating their contact information. Such customers will not be charged with EU VAT in subsequent invoices once their VAT ID is verified. You can also specify a VAT ID in our account signup form when you first create your Linode account.

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

Adding an EU VAT ID to your Linode Account

Valid VAT IDs 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 VAT 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 EU VAT 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 VAT ID:

    linode-cli account update --tax_id FRXX999999999
    

    Replace FRXX999999999 with your VAT ID.

  2. Verify that the account was updated:

    linode-cli account view --format 'tax_id'
    

Review your Charges

You can check your monthly 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

  • 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 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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