Apple increasing App Store prices in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Chile, and Turkey due to new taxes

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Apple is informing developers that App Store prices in 4 different countries, Chile, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey will increase as a result of new taxes, as MacRumors reports:

Prices are shifting in Chile, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

Chile: New value-added tax of 19%

Mexico: New value-added tax of 16%

Saudi Arabia: Increase in value-added tax from 5% to 15%

Turkey: New digital services tax of 7.5% (in addition to the existing value-added tax of 18%)

According to the notice sent to developers, Apple will adjust proceeds from App Store sales accordingly to reflect the new taxes with revenue being calculated included the tax price. Apple also says that App Store proceeds only will be adjusted in Germany, Italy, France, and the UK due to existing ta changes, per the report:

Germany: Reduced value-added tax rate from 19% to 16%

France: New digital services tax of 3% (in addition to the existing value-added tax of 22%)

Italy: New digital services tax of 3% (in addition to the existing value-added tax of 22%)

United Kingdom: New digital services tax of 2% (in addition to the existing value-added tax of 20%)

Developers can go to the Apple Developer portal to download updated charts with the ability to adjust existing prices. Apple says the new changes will go in effect in the next days.

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