Indonesia slaps 10% VAT on Twitter, Zoom and 10 others

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Tuesday added 12 more companies, including social media firm Twitter and video-conferencing site Zoom, to a list of internet-based businesses that must pay a 10% value-added tax on sales. In July Indonesia had already announced that Alphabet Inc’s Google Asia Pacific, Netflix and Facebook among other tech companies would be liable to VAT. Among companies named on Tuesday were business networking site LinkedIn Singapore, two units of Twitter, Skype Communications, Zoom Video Communications, antivirus provider McAfee Ireland, and Microsoft Ireland Operations. The Indonesian tax office also put game developer Mojang AB, streaming platforms Novi Digital Entertainment and PCCW Vuclip (Singapore) on the list, as well as digital marketplaces Jingdong Indonesia Pertama and Shopee International Indonesia. The companies must start charging VAT to advertisers and other customers from Oct. 1.

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