Yesterday Apple announced App Store pricing changes in some regions. While apps will get more expensive in Ukraine and other countries, there are also countries, like Oman, where developer revenues will change due to regulated taxes.
Apple changes App Store prices
Apple usually changes App Store prices to follow the change in the exchange rate of international currencies and also the local taxes. The company has detailed on its website how prices will rise in three regions during the month, due to the new ones taxes on digital services.
- Bahrain: increase in value added tax from 5% to 10%;
- Ukraine: new value added tax of 20%;
- Zimbabwe: new tax on digital services of 5%.
The company points out that there are other regions where App Store prices will remain the same. However the proceeds will be settled for reflect changes in local taxes:
- Bahamas: decrease in value added tax from 12% to 10%:
- Oman: new 5% value added tax;
- Tajikistan: decrease in value added tax from 18% to 15%.
There are also others three regions in which there will be changes in income due to new local taxes. However, these changes will only affect the e-book, the electronic publications they audio books. You can check them out in the list below:
- Austria: return of the VAT rate to 10% after a temporary decrease to 5% for qualified e-books and audiobooks;
- Latvia: reduction of the VAT rate from 21% to 5% for eligible e-books and electronic publications;
- Romania: reduction of the rate of value added tax from 19% to 5% for eligible e-books, audio books and electronic publications.
Developers can find more details on the App Store price increase on the App Store Connect site.