Guides - Tax Information
Some countries, states, and regions require us by law to collect taxes. As such, customers located in these locations are charged the appropriate tax rate for any taxable services billed to their account. The taxes that Linode collects are listed on customer invoices (see the Viewing Invoices and Payments section of our Cloud Manager Billing guide).
The following table lists each country that requires us to collect taxes. Alongside each country is the tax rate, a link to additional tax details, and the date which Linode started to collected taxes in that country. Tax rates are subject to change and the most current rate will be used on customer invoices.
|Country||Tax Rate||Tax Details||Start Date|
|Australia||10%||GST||October 1st, 2019|
|Austria||20%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Belgium||21%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Bulgaria||20%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Cambodia||10%||VAT||December 15th, 2022|
|Canada (see below)|
|Chile||19%||VAT||December 15th, 2022|
|Croatia||25%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Cyprus||19%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Czech Republic||21%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Denmark||25%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Estonia||20%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Greece||24%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Finland||24%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|France||20%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Germany||19%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Hungary||27%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|India||18%||GST||October 1st, 2019|
|Ireland||23%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Italy||22%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Japan||10%||JCT||April 1st, 2022|
|Kenya||16%||VAT||June 1st, 2023|
|Latvia||21%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Lithuania||21%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Luxembourg||17%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Malaysia||6%||SST||December 15th, 2022|
|Malta||18%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Netherlands||21%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|New Zealand||15%||GST||October 1st, 2023|
|Norway||25%||EU VAT||May 1st, 2022|
|Poland||23%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Portugal||23%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Romania||19%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Russian Federation||20%||VAT||December 15th, 2022|
|Singapore||8%||GST||September 1st, 2020|
|Slovakia||20%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Slovenia||22%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Spain||21%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Sweden||25%||EU VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|Switzerland||7.7%||VAT||December 15th, 2022|
|Thailand*||7%||VAT||September 1st, 2023|
|United Arab Emirates||5%||VAT||December 15th, 2022|
|United Kingdom||20%||VAT||July 1st, 2019|
|United States (see below)|
*The tax rate for Thailand increases to 10% (from 7%) on October 1st, 2023.
Taxes have been collected for customers located in Canada since May 1st, 2022. The following table below lists the tax rate for each Province/Territory, as well as additional tax details:
|Province||Tax Rate Total||Tax Details|
|British Columbia||12%||Combination of 5% GST and 7% PST|
|Manitoba||12%||Combination of 5% GST and 7% PST|
|New Brunswick||15%||15% HST|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||15%||15% HST|
|Northwest Territories||5%||5% GST|
|Nova Scotia||15%||15% HST|
|Prince Edward Island||15%||15% HST|
|Quebec||14.975%||Combination of 5% GST and 9.975% QST|
|Saskatchewan||11%||Combination of 5% GST and 6% PST|
The following table lists each U.S. state and district that requires us to collect sales taxes, along with the date Linode has started (or will start) to collect tax in that state. Tax rates are subject to change and the most current rate is used when an invoice is generated. Tax is only collected on taxable products, which may vary between regions.
|State or District||Start Date|
|Arizona||May 1st, 2022|
|Colorado localities||December 15th, 2022|
|Connecticut||December 15th, 2022|
|Hawaii||May 1st, 2022|
|Iowa||February 1st, 2023|
|Maryland||February 1st, 2023|
|Massachusetts||December 15th, 2022|
|Mississippi||December 15th, 2022|
|New Mexico||December 15th, 2022|
|New York||December 15th, 2022|
|Ohio||February 1st, 2023|
|Pennsylvania||May 1st, 2022|
|Rhode Island||December 15th, 2022|
|South Carolina||December 15th, 2022|
|South Dakota||August 1st, 2022|
|Tennessee||December 15th, 2022|
|Texas||May 1st, 2022|
|Utah||December 15th, 2022|
|Washington||May 1st, 2022|
|Washington D.C||August 1st, 2022|
|West Virginia||December 15th, 2022|
Many customers using Linode for business or personal reasons may prefer to have Linode automatically calculate any required taxes and add them to each invoice. That said, some registered businesses or organizations may wish to prevent taxes from being added to their Linode invoices. This includes businesses that are tax exempt or businesses that are liable to pay taxes directly to their government’s tax agency due to a special tax status or program (like RCM - Reverse Charge Mechanism).
For eligible tax-exempt users in most countries, you can add your VAT or GST tax ID to your Linode account to have taxes removed from your invoices. See Adding a Tax ID below for instructions on how to add your tax ID to your account.
For users within the United States and Canada, you need to submit both your tax ID and state tax exemption or reseller’s certificate via Support Ticket rather than adding your tax ID to your Linode account. This must happen before you are eligible to become exempt. Once approved, your tax ID will be added to your account by our team. Note that registered Canadian businesses may become exempt from PST sales tax but will always be billed for GST, HST, and QST sales tax.
To add (or update) your account with a tax ID, follow the instructions below. A tax ID can also be added to an account during the signup process.
Log in to the Cloud Manager.
Navigate to the Account link in the sidebar.
Expand the Update Contact Information panel under the Billing Info tab.
Enter your tax ID in the Tax ID field.
Click on the Save button at the bottom of the Update Contact Information panel.
Your tax location is determined by the contact information you provided during sign up or under the Account page in the Linode Cloud Manager.
You may update your tax location by navigating to the Account page in the Cloud Manager and then expanding the Update Contact Information panel.
If your business or organization is tax exempt, you should add a verifiable tax ID to your Linode account. Once verified, taxes will no longer be added to invoices for customers outside of the United States and Canada. See Preventing Tax Collection. Customers inside the United States and Canada will additionally need to submit any tax exemption certificates or reseller’s certificates by Opening a Support Ticket which contains the required information. Registered businesses in Canada will always be billed for GST and HST sales tax. Registered Canadian businesses may become exempt from PST sales tax by submitting a valid tax ID and PST certificate.
To view previous invoices, see the Viewing Invoices and Payments guide. When viewing the invoice, review the Tax column to see the taxes that were charged on each service.
To keep our pricing stable and consistent, rather than fluctuating with exchange rates, we do not bill in local currency. All invoices are in USD.
|Country or Province and Tax Program||Linode’s ID||Akamai’s Tax ID|
|Australia ATO ARN||3000 1606 0612||3000 2470 8487|
|British Columbia PST||1470-0325||1471-1731|
|Quebec Provincial QST (effective May 1, 2022)||1229663158 TQ0001||1229976512 TQ0001|
|Russian Federation VAT||N/A||9909524583|
|Switzerland VAT||N/A||CHE-115.356.067 MWST|
|United Kingdom VAT||GB383720095||434006338|
|United Arab Emirates||N/A||104038424800003|
|United States EIN||20-2647179||04-3432319|
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