The price increase is cancelled: VAT has not affected the price of apps in the App Store


The price increase is cancelled: VAT has not affected the price of apps in the App Store

Apple started to include VAT in the price of content sold on the territory of Russia music, in-app purchases, movies and so on. A confirmation receipt of the tax payment received in our office.

From January 1, entered into force a law that obliges foreign IT-companies to pay VAT on online sales of electronic services in Russia. Apple has begun to fulfill the law and stood up to the special tax accounting in Russia, reports RIA “Novosti”. All receipts sent from January 1 marked the inclusion in the purchase price VAT at the rate of 18 %.

The price increase is cancelled: VAT has not affected the price of apps in the App Store

Thus on the December receipts that VAT was not.

The price increase is cancelled: VAT has not affected the price of apps in the App Store

Apple took the tax themselves and not raised prices in the App Store and iTunes Store, as previously assumed. Reduced company payments to the developers — is yet unknown. However, Google, by contrast, has notified its users about the price increase in connection with the entry into force of the new law. Example search giant also followed, Nintendo and Amazon.

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