Games much more expensive due to the adoption of the “tax on Google”

The State Duma adopted in the third reading the law “On Value-Google”. Because of him, from next year become more expensive digital versions of video games.

Adopted today ‘on Google tax “obliges foreign companies that trade on the territory of the Russian Federation through the Internet, to pay taxes on a par with Russian producers, who work in the same segments. To do this, they will have to register with the Registered Tax Service.

The tax will be levied, including the sale of computer software and games. This means that since the entry into force of the new rules of the game in the online store Xbox and the PlayStation, as well as on GOG.com and Steam will rise in price by at least 18%.

The law will come into force on January 1, 2017.

18 June 2016

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