Apple will collect 27% commission on payments made using alternative payment systems in the Netherlands

Apple recently provided some additional details about how it will allow dating apps to use third-party payment options on the Netherlands App Store, in order to comply with the Dutch regulator’s ruling.

Last month, Apple introduced two optional new entitlements exclusively applicable to dating apps on the Netherlands App Store that provide additional payment processing options for users. Apple said dating apps on the Netherlands App Store can include an in-app link directing users to a website or add a third-party payment system within a dating app on the Netherlands storefront.

Apple revealed yesterday that it will charge a 27% commission on payments made using one of these entitlements, net of value-added taxes. “This is a reduced rate that excludes value related to payment processing and related activities. Developers will be responsible for the collection and remittance of any applicable taxes, such as the Netherlands’ value-added tax (VAT), for sales processed by a third-party payment provider.” the company said

Apple said developers using these entitlements will be required to provide a report to Apple recording each sale of digital goods and content that has been facilitated through the App Store. This report will need to be provided monthly within 15 calendar days following the end of Apple’s fiscal month.

Apple also said dating apps using these entitlements must display an in-app modal sheet explaining to the user  that they will be leaving the app and going to the web to make a purchase through a source other than Apple. 
If you want to learn more about the entitlements and requirements to enable them, you can check out Apple’s developer blog.

Written by Maya Robertson


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