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)
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.
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).
How we convert currencies
For paid offers, prices are set by the publisher in USD, and automatically converted to the local currency of customers according to the monthly exchange rate at the time of the offer’s publishing. Publishers can override the automatically converted prices with market-specific prices. Once an offer is published, market-specific prices do not change when currency exchange rates change.
Offer prices are shown in your market currency (The legal address you provide at the time of signing up will determine your billing geography and currency based on the table shown here).
During checkout, the estimated charge will be shown in your customer agreement currency if you have selected a specific subscription for your purchase. The (estimated charge is being calculated by converting your local market price to your customer agreement currency using this month’s exchange rate.
will be shown in your customer agreement currency if you have selected a specific subscription for your purchase.
Microsoft receives payments from customers in their billing account currency. Those get converted using the exchange rate of the month of the transaction.
Microsoft converts prices and payments using exchange rates sourced directly from the WMR exchange rates (4pm London WM/Refinitiv). Microsoft sources WMR rates monthly.
The following illustration shows the currency conversion flow, with up to 3 different foreign exchanges used, depending on the offer currency, customer agreement currency, and ISV currency:
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 have 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.
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.
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.
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.