Read your bill

Applies to

  • Partner Center
  • Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud for US Government
  • Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany

For your bill, go to the Dashboard menu and then select Billing to see your billing history and trends, links to your invoice and reconciliation file, and your most recent payment.

Partners in the Cloud Solution Provider program who have chosen to be billed monthly pay Microsoft 60 days in arrears for their customers' subscriptions (both license-based and usage-based).

Note
Your invoice is a summary of all charges -- across the program, products, and customers -- for the current billing period and is available within four (4) days of your selected billing date.

For itemized details about the charges, use the accompanying reconciliation files. The reconciliation files include the customer IDs and subscription IDs that you will use to create customer invoices. For more information, see How to use the reconciliation files.

Invoice file definitions

Field Description
US FEIN Your Federal Tax ID Number.
Customer number Your customer number.
Bill to The address where we send your invoice. To change this address, go to Account settings > Partner billing profile.
Recurring charges The flat monthly (or annual) charges for the purchased usage-based licenses, billed in advance of the service. This number is the sum of all charges in the "Subtotal" column in the License-based reconciliation file (column T).
Usage charges Azure usage, including new services or applications enabled and used during the billing month. This number is the sum of all charges in the "PretaxCharges" column in the Usage-based reconciliation file (column Z).
Credits & adjustments Credits or adjustments for changes made to subscriptions (example: seat increases or decreases).
Other discounts For example, the discount that the customer receives from the normal price of the subscription. This is shown as a flat amount, not as a price per unit or license.
Taxes The total tax for the current charges as totaled in the details section beginning on page 2 of the invoice. This number is the sum of all the charges in:
  • the "TaxAmount" column of the Usage-based reconciliation file (column AA), and
  • the "Tax" column of the License-based file (column U).
Total current charges The amount due in your billing currency for the billing period, due by the payment due date.
Payment instructions Describes how to pay your invoice, based on your region. Always include your invoice number when making a payment.
Invoice no The number of your invoice.
Billing period CSP partners are billed either monthly or annually.
Invoice date The date you receive your invoice.
Payment terms For one-time purchases this will always be 60 days.
Payment due date Your payment must be received by this date.
Customer PO Your purchase order number.
Customer service The website address to access customer service.
Service recipient The address where the service is used. (This is the legal company address associated with company vetting and cannot be changed.)

Itemized list of one-time charges

Field Definition
Date Date of purchase.
Description Product name.
Quantity The number of products (reservations, e.g.) purchased.
Unit price Price per product (reservation, e.g.).
Discounts Any applicable discounts.
Pre-tax amount Sub-total of the purchases before taxes.
Sales tax Tax amount.
Total Total to be paid.