VAT news tagged as "Apps"


Israel VAT bill on foreign digital services

March 19th, 2016

The Israeli Tax Authority has issued its draft bill to tax foreign providers of digital services to consumers with 17% VAT. The new proposal will seek to tax income on services to Israeli consumers including: Streaming or downloads of music, films and games; E-books; Digital newspapers or journals; Online telephony; Betting; SaaS-based software services; Internet …


Turkey reviews VAT on digital services by foreign providers

April 18th, 2015

Turkey is the latest country to confirm that it is reviewing extending Turkish VAT to digital services providers to its consumers by foreign providers. In particular, it is interested in social and streaming media providers, including films, games, apps and e-books. Currently to revenue from such providers is only considered liable to Turkish VAT is …

United Kingdom

UK challenges 2015 B2C e-VAT changes for micro businesses

March 19th, 2015

The UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, is to push next week for an exemption for micro businesses to 2015 changes to B2C digital services VAT rules. He is planning to request the European Commission (EC) to allow businesses below the UK VAT registration threshold to not have to VAT register under the EU place of …


Japan taxes foreign e-books, games, apps 8% from October 2015

December 21st, 2014

Japan is bringing forward proposals to subject sales by non-resident providers of electronic services to consumers to the 8% Consumption Tax from 1 October 2015. The move comes following pressure by local providers who are penalised by being subject to the tax on domestic sales. It is estimated that the measure will raise ¥3.2 bilion per …