Understanding Your Megaport Invoice
This topic describes the terms and details in your Megaport invoice.
Megaport invoices for services every month. The invoice contains a summary of the services you ordered, general information about the invoice, the amount due, how to make a payment, and how to contact Megaport. These invoices and statements are emailed to you on a monthly basis. For details on viewing current and previous invoices, see Downloading an Invoice.
The invoice includes billing activity details for that month. Following are some terms you may see on your invoice header:
- Invoice Number – The number assigned to your invoice.
- Invoice Date – The date the invoice was created.
- Payment Terms – The number of days that credit is allowed from the invoice date, as agreed between Megaport and your company. For details on Port terms and pricing, see Port Contract Terms.
- Due Date – The date when full payment is due for the invoice.
- Purchase Order – The purchase order you specified when you created the Megaport service. For the PO number to appear on the invoice, you must specify it in the Edit Market tab before the end of the billing period.
- Total – Total including all taxes and surcharges.
Here are some terms you will see in the body of the invoice:
- Description – The unique ID and name assigned to the service.
- Date – The time period associated with the billed services.
- Your Reference – The identifying purchase order number. This number only appears if you specified it when you ordered the service.
You can view upcoming estimated bills for a specific service on the Billing page in the Portal. For more information, see Viewing Billing Details.
Every month, invoices and statements are sent to the Billing Contact email address you provided in the Megaport Portal in the Billing Markets > Edit Market tab. Invoices are usually sent on the first business day of the month, and statements around the 10th business day.
Ensure that you keep the Billing Contact email address current so you can view your invoices and statements in a timely manner.
Taxes - domestic customers
Taxes are broken down by region, depending on where you ordered the Megaport service and the location of your registered business address.
Here is an example of the tax breakdown on a US invoice where a US-based customer ordered services in several states:
The Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) rate is variable, and established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
In European countries for domestic customers, a standard Value Added Tax (VAT) is applied:
In the rest of the world, a local tax is applied for domestic customers. In this example, an Australian invoice includes a standard Goods and Services Tax (GST):
Taxes - non-domestic customers
In Europe, non-domestic customers still inside the European Union (EU) can be tax exempt by providing their VAT number to Megaport.
Export customers are defined as those located outside the billing Megaport entity. In the case of a European billing entity, they are located outside the EU. Export customers are taxed differently and in most cases are not required to pay tax at all (depending on the country).
For billing or invoice issues or questions, contact Megaport Accounts Receivable.