Apple announced price adjustments in the App Store for Ukraine and a number of other countries. The company will be forced to take into account the 20% VAT tax and digital services tax.
The law on the introduction of a 20% VAT tax was signed by the President in June 2021 and entered into force on January 1, 2022. It affects not only the App Store, but also Netflix, Google, Facebook, Steam and other popular services that provide digital services to Ukrainians.
Prices for purchases inside App Store applications will increase, with the exception of automatic subscriptions – they will not be affected by the tax increase. The minimum cost of the application in the App Store Ukraine will be 1.19 dollars (32.78 hryvnias).
While Apple adjusts prices to reflect the new taxes, it remains to be seen whether the changes will affect iCloud+, Apple Music, and Apple TV+.
A source: Apple