Azure Marketplace billing and invoicing

This article discusses billing and invoicing information for Azure Marketplace customers.


EA Invoices for Australia will show GST Tax for 3PP products with services rendered post June 1st, 2023; Services rendered prior to June 1st will continue to observe prior behavior.

Microsoft supports multiple currencies

Azure Marketplace offers are priced and billed in these 17 currencies:

  • Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Brazilian real (BRL)
  • British pound (GBP)
  • Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • Chinese yuan (CNY)
  • Danish krone (DKK)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Indian rupee (INR)
  • Japanese yen (JPY)
  • Korean won (KRW)
  • New Zealand dollar (NZD)
  • Norwegian krone (NOK)
  • Russian ruble (RUB)
  • Swedish krona (SEK)
  • Swiss franc (CHF)
  • Taiwanese dollar (TWD)
  • US dollar (USD)

Recurring billing

You'll be billed for your recurring purchases in the period in which you purchased it. These charges appear on the respective calendar month's invoice. They continue to auto-renew in the following period on the same day of your original purchase.

Example timeline of how monthly and annually recurring purchases be billed.


The service period is the period for which you paid to use the service. It will auto-renew at the end of the service period unless you cancel beforehand.


We adjust the billing term (or the last day of the billing month) if the renewal month date cannot equal the purchase month date. Meaning, if one were to subscribe on 1/31, the billing end date would be adjusted to 2/27, with the renewal date being 2/28 (2/28, and 2/29 respectively, if starting in a leap year).


You receive an email at the beginning of each calendar month when your invoice is available in the Azure portal. Your invoice shows all free and paid offers you purchased and/or consumed during the calendar month. If you've only free offers, you'll only see $0 line items, and you won't need to take any payment action. Enterprise Agreement customers receive a combined invoice showing both Azure and Azure Marketplace charges (excluding customers in Australia, Japan, and Singapore). Customers purchasing directly from Azure Marketplace receive a bill for only Azure Marketplace purchases. For details, see Invoices for MOSP accounts.

When you receive your invoice varies:

  • If your payment instrument is credit card, you'll be invoiced immediately after the purchase of the reservation. This invoice is separate from your monthly invoice.
  • If your payment instrument is check/wire, this purchase will be included on your monthly Marketplace invoice.

Invoices are created for Microsoft Online Service Program (MOSP), Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA), and Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) billing accounts. Invoices are generated based on your billing account type. Azure Marketplace bills you a few days after the end of your billing period. The invoice for Azure Marketplace, reservations, and spot VMs are generated around the ninth day of the month. It shows respective charges from the previous month. For example, if a user purchased a reservation on March 1 and another reservation on March 30, a single invoice in April includes both reservations.

For more information on invoices, see Understand your Azure external service charges.

For more information about how we convert currencies, see Geographic availability and currencies.

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement invoices with Marketplace charges (examples) 

Below are examples of Enterprise Agreement invoices, which include Azure Marketplace charges from third-party publishers. 

The first example is an Enterprise Agreement invoice for the United States, which is a Microsoft managed country for Microsoft Commercial marketplace purchases. 

Screenshot showing the Enterprise Agreement invoice for a Microsoft-managed country.

The second example is an Enterprise Agreement invoice for Australia, which is also a Microsoft managed country for Microsoft commercial marketplace purchases done through an Enterprise Agreement from June 1st, 2023 onwards.

Screenshot showing the Enterprise Agreement invoice for Australia, a Microsoft-managed country.

The third example is an Enterprise Agreement invoice for Bahrain, which is a publisher-managed country for Microsoft commercial marketplace purchases done through an Enterprise Agreement.  

Screenshot showing the Enterprise Agreement invoice for a publisher-managed country.

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