The nation on Tuesday posted news that the following entities are now to collect VAT:
Can't make head nor tail of that link.
Indonesia has made good on its promise to introduce a digital services tax by including four tech titans – but six entities – in its value added tax (VAT) scheme. The nation on Tuesday posted news that the following entities are now to collect VAT: Amazon Web Services Inc. Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Google Ireland Ltd …
I suppose the question is why has this taken so long in Indonesia. By comparison ... of the above entities - plus Microsoft - have to pay pay VAT in the EU on this sort of stuff..... yes... we know they push the boundaries on corporation tax etc.
From Amazon.co.uk for example
“ About VAT on Digital Products & Services
VAT is charged on digital products and services sold by Amazon.co.uk within the European Union (EU).
This includes but is not limited to the following:
Appstore for Android
Digital Games and Software (including prepaid cards)
Kindle Opt Out Charges
Amazon.co.uk is obliged, in accordance with applicable law, to charge VAT on sales of digital products and services to customers in the EU. The VAT rate applied to these products and services will be based on the location of the customer. This is applicable to purchases made only on, or after, 1 January 2015.”
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