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iTunes Match will rise in price in Russia up to 930 rubles due to a “tax on Google”

Apple increases the price of a yearly subscription to iTunes Match in Russia for 130 rubles in connection with the introduction of a “tax on Google”. This is stated in the message of the American company.

“From 1 January 2017 the Russian Federation introduced a value added tax (VAT) of 18% for the provision of information services by foreign companies. In this regard, the cost of annual subscription to iTunes Match will be increased from 799 rubles to 929 rubles. The changes will enter into force on 3 April 2017, — said in a statement Apple.

From 1 January 2017 in our country came into force a law that introduces the so-called “tax on Google”. We are talking about value added tax for foreign companies in the field of online sales of content: applications, games, programs, music and so on. In this regard, many developers were forced to change the prices of their products in Russia.

In early January, users of Apple devices when making purchases from the iTunes Store began to receive the bills which mention the inclusion in the purchase price VAT at the rate of 18%. At the time of writing of the post, the company has not increased the price of apps and content. Instead, the charge is included in existing rates.

The price for a subscription to iTunes Match, Apple has decided to increase by 130 roubles. The price of a subscription streaming service Apple Music has not changed.

“If you have Apple Music, you need to subscribe to iTunes Match only in the case if you still need to access music on Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation),” said Apple.

Music service iTunes Match was launched in 2011. With its help, users are able to listen remotely on iPhone, iPad and computers music obtained from any source, including iTunes as well as CD-ROMs and torrent trackers.

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