Apple to update prices on the App Store in Austria, Ukraine, and more regions

Apple announced on Wednesday that it will change prices on the App Store in some regions, as it usually does to keep track of fluctuations in international currency exchange rates, as well as local taxes.

The company said that, in the next few days, the App Store prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) will increase in the following regions. 

– Bahrain: Increase of value-added tax from 5% to 10%

Ukraine: New value-added tax of 20%

Zimbabwe: New digital services tax of 5%

App Store prices for the following regions will remain the same, but proceeds will be adjusted to reflect the local tax changes.

– The Bahamas: Decrease of value-added tax from 12% to 10%

– Oman: New value-added tax of 5%

– Tajikistan: Decrease of value-added tax from 18% to 15%

In the following three regions where proceeds will change due to the new local taxes, the changes will only affect ebooks, e-streams and audiobooks.

– Austria: Value-added tax rate reversion to 10% after temporary decrease to 5% for qualifying ebooks and audiobooks

– Latvia: Value-added tax rate decrease from 21% to 5% for qualifying ebooks and e-publications

– Romania: Value-added tax rate decrease from 19% to 5% for qualifying ebooks, audiobooks, and e-publications

Here you find more details about the App Store price changes. 

Written by Maya Robertson

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