From April 3 the cost of annual subscription to iTunes Match will be increased by 16.3%, to 929 RUB., said in a letter Apple sent to Russian users (have RBC). The Corporation explained this measure by 1 January 2017 in Russia introduced VAT at the rate of 18% for the provision of information services by foreign companies (the so-called “tax on Google”).
iTunes Match is a service from Apple that allows you to save music in the cloud iCloud and access it from any of your devices. The service stores up to 100 thousand songs that were imported from CDs and other sources.
Since the beginning of this year, foreign companies have to pay VAT for the provision of any content (games, music, ebooks, movies, and videos) on the territory of Russia. The government hoped “at first” obtain from the law, not less than 10 billion rubles, said the Deputy Minister of Finance Ilya Trunin. In late January, the head of Federal tax service Michael Mishustin has declared readiness of more than 40 companies to pay tax on Google, among which Google, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics.
Apple from the beginning of the year indicates in the score, what was the VAT. However, until now the company has not changed the cost of services to users.