Updates to prices and taxes are coming to App Store in several countries

In coming days App Store prices in Cambodia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Uganda will be updated. According to Apple these updates include:

  • Cambodia: New value-added tax of 10% for developers based outside of Cambodia
  • Kazakhstan: New value-added tax of 12%
  • Kyrgyzstan: New value-added tax of 12% for developers based outside of Kyrgyzstan
  • Uganda: New value-added tax of 18%

In addition, prices on the App Store in Indonesia will not change, but proceeds for developers based outside of Indonesia will be adjusted to reflect an increase of value-added tax from 10% to 11%. 

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Apple could allow subscription price updates to be automatically charged

Apple is said to be piloting new feature that will allow to increase subscription price without having users to explicitly resubscribe.

Other developers noticed similar behavior for different subscriptions, and an Apple spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that it is running a pilot test on a new subscription system.
"We are piloting a new commerce feature we plan to launch very soon. The pilot includes developers across various app categories, organization sizes, and regions to help test an upcoming enhancement that we believe will be great for both developers and users, and we'll have more details to share in the coming weeks," the spokesperson said.

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Apple updates App Store prices in several countries

Apple updates App Store prices in several countries following currency exchange rates fluctuations and tax changes. Some countries will get price hikes, but some will see price reductions.

Bahrain: Increase of value-added tax from 5% to 10%
Ukraine: New value-added tax of 20%
Zimbabwe: New digital services tax of 5%

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Other changes are reflected on Apple Developer page.

Apple Developer: Upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases

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