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Tax information for Aiven services

Aiven services are provided by Aiven Ltd, a private limited company incorporated in Finland but operating in various countries. Aiven has the following tax status in the jurisdictions it operates in. None of our marketed prices include value-added or other taxes.

European Union

Finnish law requires Aiven to charge a value-added tax for services provided within the European Union. The value-added tax percentage depends on the domicile of the customer.

For business customers in EU countries other than Finland, we can apply the reverse charge mechanism of 2006/112/EC article 196 when a valid VAT ID is added to the billing information for a billing group.

United States

According to the tax treaty between Finland and the United States, no direct tax needs to be withheld from payments by American entities to Aiven. Although a W-8 form is not required to confirm this status, we're happy to provide a W-8BEN-E form describing Aiven's status. Contact the sales team to request one.

Aiven charges American sales taxes in several states in the United-States. The applicability of these taxes depends on various factors, such as the taxability of Aiven services, tax thresholds, amongst others.

Rest of the world

No European Uninion value-added tax is applied to services sold outside the European Union as described in the Value-Added Tax Act of Finland section 69h. Finland has tax treaties with most countries in the world affirming this status. Aiven reserves the right to charge any necessary taxes, similar to American sales taxes, depending on the local tax legislation of the customer.