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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 …

  1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    The nation on Tuesday posted news that the following entities are now to collect VAT:

    Can't make head nor tail of that link.

    Must be in Javascript.

    1. Kevin Johnston Silver badge

      Re: The nation on Tuesday posted news that the following entities are now to collect VAT:

      tres droll...have an uptick

  2. Outski
    Unhappy

    "...whatever it is that Indonesian audiences like to watch on the telly."

    Dodgy telenovelas, scripted reality shows, and the usual american procedurals, if MrsO's viewing preferences are anything to go by

    1. tip pc Silver badge

      same rubbish that those of all nations watch then

  3. NeilPost Bronze badge

    Why taken so long??

    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:

    Kindle Books

    Kindle Newsstand

    Appstore for Android

    Digital Games and Software (including prepaid cards)

    MP3

    Prime Video

    Cloud Player

    Cloud Drive

    Kindle Opt Out Charges

    Kindle Unlimited

    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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