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Payment processing invoice

The invoice contains a full specification of the costs of Adyen's payment services.

Time zone

Your invoice is always based on the CET time zone.

Each month, Adyen gives you a Payment processing invoice for your company account. This includes the payment processing costs for all of your merchant accounts that are linked to the same legal entity. If a merchant account is linked to different legal entity than the company account, Adyen gives you a separate invoice for that merchant account.

Common discrepancies and exceptions

  • If you order new Adyen payment terminals, your Payment processing invoice doesn't include those charges. Instead, you get a separate invoice for those purchases.
  • There may be a difference between the costs invoiced and deductions made during the month. Adyen will credit or debit the difference to the next settlement batch for the designated merchant account.
  • Adyen does not deduct sales tax or value-added tax (VAT) from your payouts; they appear in your invoice instead. Such taxes are applicable if your billed entity is in the following territories:
    • United States: On 1 May 2021, Adyen started charging sales tax for certain services rendered in some US states in which we have nexus to accommodate legislative changes in sales tax policy. These sales tax charges started appearing on relevant invoices on 1 June 2021.
    • France: On 1 May 2021, Adyen started charging VAT on financial services, via the legislative provision under Option pour la TVA au titre des prestations bancaires et financières (article 260 B du Code Generale des Impots). The VAT charges started appearing on relevant invoices on 1 June 2021.

How to read your invoice

For a quick guide on reading your report, watch the following video:

Invoice structure

Your invoice includes the following pages:

  • A summary page for the previous month's transaction fees and commissions.
  • A detail page with tables for calculated and already deducted amounts.

You can also choose to break down invoice details by merchant account. If so, we include additional pages organized by merchant account.

Invoice summary page

The Still Due amount may be positive or negative. In the payment instructions section you can find further information on the follow-up steps you need to make to balance any existing differences. In either case, differences are rectified in the following settlement batch.

Calculated and collected fees may differ due to:

  • Tiered pricing: during the month you will be charged at the lowest tier.
  • Transactions at the end of the month: Commission fees may be charged in the following month.
  • Price changes introduced during the month.

Invoice detail page

The second page contains a table showing how the totals on the summary page are calculated. The resulting amount in the bottom-right cell equals the invoice total, VAT excluded.

The already deducted table in the invoice contains the total charges already deducted from earlier settlements. These amounts are in the settlement reports as well, so you can verify the charges have been settled.

Amount due

Fees and commissions in the invoice have already been deducted from your payout batch. The Payment accounting report and Settlement details report contain more details.

Because the fees per transaction depend on the total volume processed during the month, the amount deducted from the settlements can be different than the amount due. We calculate the final amount at the end of the month and include it in the invoice. We deduct the difference between the final amount and the already deducted amount from your next batch. It appears in the invoice deduction line from the Settlement details report.

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