Foreign companies increase the price of the content in connection with the "tax on Google"
Foreign companies selling software and services via the Internet, began to warn the Russian users about the price increase, which is caused by the entry into force of the "tax on Google". As reports "Kommersant" about the higher prices for digital content on 18-20% already announced by Google, Nintendo and Amazon, but their list is not limited.
Nintendo has announced that from mid-December prices on Nintendo eShop improved by approximately 20%. In this change, in addition to VAT, laid and correction related to the dynamics of the ruble. Price increase also said publisher computer games CreaGames, earning money through microtransactions in-game model Free2play. In addition, last week, customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud-based platform web services from one of the world's largest online retailers, Amazon, has received a letter in which the company affirms that it will be forced to charge VAT at the rate of 18% from 1 January next year. Not likely to be spared higher prices, and users of foreign online video services.
Google in early December alerted Russian developers and owners of paid storage on Google Drive about inclusion from next year in the cost of the service VAT 18%. Now subscribe to the extra space of 100 GB per month in the cloud service Google Drive costs $1.99; 1TB — $9,99; 10 TB of $99.99. A notice similar price increase get users of other services of the company, including, for example, Google Play Music. The user can unsubscribe. Now using Google Play Music costs 159 roubles a month.
We will remind, the law on introduction of VAT on sales of digital services, so-called "tax on Google", was signed by the Russian President on 4 July 2016. From 1 January 2017, the law will affect foreign organizations, which do not have separate divisions in Russia and oblige them to register with the tax authority and regularly provide a Declaration on the value added tax (VAT).