VAT news tagged as "Streaming"


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 …

South Africa

South Africa details foreign electronic services to be subject to VAT

April 10th, 2014

As South Africa implements VAT on foreign supplies of electronic services to its consumers, the National Treasury has confirmed which services are affected by the changes. Gaming: electronic, internet and interactive games, including games of chance and gambling Online auctions Ebooks: including audio/visual variations On-line learning: education; tuition; webcasts etc for commercial purposes Subscriptions or …

United States

US Bill to simplify sales taxes on consumer digital downloads

January 7th, 2014

New legislation is to be debated by Congress this January aimed at preventing extensive double taxation of digital goods (ebooks, streaming video and music etc.) to consumers. US States’ digital sales tax confusion At present, the US states are largely free to set their own US sales tax legislation on digital goods supplied by companies …