Tax Information

Soracom is required by law to apply taxes for services and goods sold in certain countries. Whether tax is charged and at what rate depends on your account's tax location or on the shipping address of an order.

Monthly Invoices

Taxes for service charges (such as Soracom Air Basic and Data Usage fees, Soracom Beam fees, Soracom Harvest fees, and other platform service fees) are determined based on your account's tax location. These service fees are aggregated at the end of each month, and tax is applied on each service where Soracom is required by law to apply taxes. The total tax amount applied will appear on your monthly invoice.

For more information about Monthly Invoices, refer to the Billing Information documentation.

Tax Location

Your account's tax location is based on the country and the address of the individual or business contact information registered to your account when your account was created.

If you are located in a country where Soracom is required to apply taxes, you can check your account's tax status by either referring to the Tax Information by Country section below, or by logging in to the User Console, clicking your account menu, then selecting Payment settings.

If your address has changed, you can update your contact information by following the instructions on the Contact Information documentation. Your tax location will be updated automatically.

If your contact information is missing or if Soracom is unable to determine your tax location based on the address provided in your contact information, the billing address associated with your payment method will be used as the tax location.


Orders

Taxes for orders of goods (such as SIMs, dongles, or other physical devices) are determined based on the shipping address of the order, and are applied automatically when placing a new order.

To check if taxes will be applied to an order, you can refer to the Tax Information by Country section below. Taxes will also be calculated and displayed during the order process.


Tax Information by Country

Australia

For customers located in Australia, billing is handled by our Premium Regional Distributor Thinxtra. Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) and orders will be applied by Thinxtra.


Canada

Soracom charges Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Qu├ębec Services Tax (QST), and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on services and/or orders to customers with a tax location in or shipping address to, respectively, the following provinces and territories in Canada:

Province/Territory Effective Date Applies to
Alberta September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
British Columbia September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
New Brunswick September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Newfoundland and Labrador September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Northwest Territories September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Nova Scotia September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Nunavut September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Ontario September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Prince Edward Island September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Quebec September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders
Yukon September 1, 2022 Service charges and orders

Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) will appear on invoices with billing periods on or after the effective dates above.

Taxes for orders will be applied to all orders placed on or after the effective dates above.


European Union

Soracom charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location or shipping address in the European Union.

VAT is collected from all individual customers in the EU and is paid to the tax authority of the appropriate EU member state.

Business customers with a business registered in the EU may provide their VAT ID when creating a Soracom account. By doing so, VAT will not be applied to orders or monthly service invoices. You can check that your VAT ID matches the intended country by logging in to the User Console, clicking your account menu, then selecting Contact information.


Hong Kong

For customers located in Hong Kong, billing is handled by our Premium Regional Distributor Thinxtra. Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) and orders will be applied by Thinxtra.


Macau

For customers located in Macau, billing is handled by our Premium Regional Distributor Thinxtra. Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) and orders will be applied by Thinxtra.


New Zealand

For customers located in New Zealand, billing is handled by our Premium Regional Distributor Thinxtra. Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) and orders will be applied by Thinxtra.


Singapore

For customers located in Singapore, billing is handled by our Premium Regional Distributor UnaBiz. Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) and orders will be applied by UnaBiz.


Taiwan

For customers located in Taiwan, billing is handled by our Premium Regional Distributor UnaBiz. Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on local tax regulations) and orders will be applied by UnaBiz.


United Kingdom

Soracom charges Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location or shipping address in the United Kingdom.


United States of America

Soracom charges state and local sales tax on services and/or orders to customers with a tax location in or shipping address to, respectively, the following states in the United States:

State Effective Date Applies to
Arizona September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders
California September 1, 2022 Orders only
Florida December 1, 2022 Orders only
Georgia September 1, 2022 Orders only
Illinois September 1, 2022 Orders only
Kentucky September 1, 2022 Orders only
Louisiana September 1, 2022 Orders only
Maine September 1, 2022 Orders only
Maryland September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders
Minnesota September 1, 2022 Orders only
New York September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders
Ohio September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders
Pennsylvania September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders
South Carolina September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders
Washington September 1, 2022 Services charges and orders

Taxes for service charges (where applicable based on state and local tax regulations) will appear on invoices with billing periods on or after the effective dates above.

Taxes for orders will be applied to all orders placed on or after the effective dates above.

If your organization has a tax exemption certificate, you may submit it in order to remove taxes from your orders. Please contact us in order to register your tax exempt status to your account.