App Price changes in the Apps Store from January 1,
This change is due to the email sent by Apple to application developers, announcing that changes are coming about taxes in the Apps Store Europe from 1 January.
So it is clear that the deal with this firm Cupertino will begin to charge the customer specific tax (VAT) in each country, rather than using the same rate for all countries of the European Union, as always the case.
Let us know in this case that from 1 January VAT rates for applications will change in all territories of the European Union. It would be based on the country of residence instead of being the same in all customer areas.
The effect of changes in VAT are not clear, but by means against higher prices for customers in jurisdictions where the tax rate is higher than what is already currently loaded.
Note for example that at present the United Kingdom, App Store customers currently bypass the standard 20% VAT as purchase route at Apple. Now, next year, therefore, the European Union would also experience a rate of 20% in its territory.
In Obviously, this change really is to fill the gaps that allow the reduction of taxes on digital goods. But it is still unclear if Apple actually plans to deploy the changes through digital music, video and books but it is quite likely.
Regarding the application developers revenue, Apple has confirmed that the products are calculated after the deduction of VAT, therefore, be no change this.
In short, this change is therefore more accurately following the crackdown on tax Apple’s practices in countries like the UK where the government is looking for companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, and more. It only remains to see what would be the impact of this growth rate towards customers, so it would still to know a little more about it.