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India Account Migration FAQ

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about migrating your existing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) billing account with Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd to a billing account with Google Cloud India Private Limited.

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Why should I migrate my billing account?

To better serve our Google Cloud Platform customers in India, we are transitioning from USD to local currency payments. For Indian customers to pay in Indian rupees, customers will need to migrate billing accounts from Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd to Google Cloud India Private Limited.

Will I be able to pay in USD after migration?

No. Going forward all customers with a billing account address in India will be billed in Indian rupees (INR), regardless of the GCP region being used.

Will I be able to pay using a debit card?

No. Debit cards are not supported for paying in Indian rupees, due to local bank requirements in India.

What is the difference between my old billing account and new billing account?

Your old account was charged in USD by Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Your new account will be will be charged in INR by Google Cloud India Private Limited.

Why do I need to give a Tax ID?

To comply with local law and accordingly charge the applicable tax correctly on the invoice, Google Cloud India is required to collect your Goods and Services Tax Identification Number "GSTIN" (where available) and other tax related information.

What if I don't have a Tax ID?

If you don't have a Tax ID, you will be charged GST based on the state of the billing address you provide. If you have more questions, refer to the GST (Goods and Services Tax) FAQ.

Where can I see my pricing in INR?

See your GCP pricing in INR on the Google Cloud Platform SKUs page.

I'm a Indian customer using GCP outside of India, why did my pricing change?

Your pricing reflects a surcharge to your account for the direct operating cost of providing services locally in India. This is independent of what GCP region you choose.

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