Despite the increase from 1 January 2019 to 2% rate of value added tax (VAT) in Russia, the price of games and apps in the App Store and Google Play remain the same.
In the receipts that the company sends to users after purchase (purchase application, subscribing to a paid service, etc.) has changed. Though the final cost remains the same, the price without VAT was reduced and the VAT rate provided a new, 20%.
For example, processing a monthly subscription to streaming Music service Apple, the Russians will still have to pay 169 rubles. However, the subscription price without VAT decreased from 143,22 to 140,83 of the ruble. So did Google: additional costs the company has undertaken.
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