Price and tax changes in App Store announced

Apple announces changes to pricing and tax rules for several countries. On February 13, 2023 prices of apps and in-app purchases excluding auto-renewable subscriptions will be adjusted. In some countries prices will remain the same but developer proceeds will be adjusted to accommodate tax changes.

On February 13, 2023, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the App Store will increase in Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Prices in Uzbekistan will decrease to reflect a reduction of the value-added tax rate from 15% to 12%. Your proceeds will be adjusted accordingly and will be calculated based on the tax-exclusive price.

While prices on the App Store in Ireland, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Zimbabwe won't change, your proceeds will be adjusted to reflect the following tax changes:

  • Ireland: Reduction of value-added tax rate on electronic newspapers and periodicals from 9% to 0%
  • Luxembourg: Reduction of value-added tax rate from 17% to 16%
  • Singapore: Increase of goods and services tax rate from 7% to 8%
  • Zimbabwe: Increase of value-added tax rate from 14.5% to 15%

Additionally, by the end of January proceeds will increase for local developers selling in Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Uzbekistan.

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Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #57

It's almost 2023. This good reads list come a little early, so you'll have time to celebrate New Year :)

We'd like to finish this issue with our Holiday Special podcast episode.

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Happy New Year!

Apple adds more price levels and conventions to App Store

Apple improves pricing approach for App Store apps and in-app purchases. Apple adds much more new price steps and conventions.

These new pricing enhancements will be available for apps offering auto-renewable subscriptions starting today, and for all other apps and in-app purchases in spring 2023, giving all developers unprecedented flexibility and control to price their products in 45 currencies throughout 175 storefronts.

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Also, developers will have control on local prices in different storefronts. Most of new capabilities will be available in spring 2023.

Apple Newsroom: Apple announces biggest upgrade to App Store pricing, adding 700 new price points

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Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #53

It is officially winter and here is new great pack of good articles for all Apple developers.

Have a great first winter weekend and see you soon!

Apple launches another ‘Meet with the App Store experts’ event covering questions on App Store

Apple launches next event to provide developers with details on how to use App Store efficiently.

Get ready to connect with experts online to learn how to make the most of App Store features. Discover how to attract new customers, test marketing strategies, add subscriptions, and so much more. Live presentations with Q&A will be held this November and December in multiple time zones and languages. Register today if you’re a member of the Apple Developer Program.

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Apple to raise App Store prices in several European countries in October

Apple notifies developers on upcoming price and tax changes.

As early as October 5, 2022, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the App Store will increase in Chile, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Vietnam, and all territories that use the euro currency. In Vietnam, these increases also reflect new regulations for Apple to collect and remit applicable taxes, being value added tax (VAT) and corporate income tax (CIT) at 5% rates respectively.

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Tax changes are coming to App Store in some countries

Apple updates prices on apps, in-app purchases and non-autorenewable subscriptions in several countries to incorporate new taxes.

Starting next week, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the App Store will increase in Ghana and Turkey. In Ghana, these increases also consider a new value-added tax of 12.5% and additional levies of 6%.

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App Store Connect: Updated price tiers

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Apple erroneously sends emails to developers to update banking information

Multiple developers received emails from Apple claiming that they need to update their App Store Connect banking information. Same mails were sent to Apple Music artists and other App Store Connect users.

Turns out these emails were sent to due to an error, no need to update anything.

Reference: Apple Erroneously Sending iTunes Connect Email to Users

Apple reminds on App Store XML feed transition to API

Starting in November 2022 developers will have to use App Store Connect API instead of XML feed to automate in-app purchases, subscriptions, metadata, etc.

XML feed will keep existing functionality for Game Center content.

The App Store Connect REST API lets you customize and automate tasks across developer tools, giving you greater flexibility and efficiency in your workflows. Starting in November 2022, you’ll need to use this API instead of the XML feed to automate management of in-app purchases, subscriptions, metadata, and app pricing. The XML feed will continue to support existing Game Center management functionality.

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