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Valve email reveals Steam tax hikes coming to ten countries, more could be on the way

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Danielx64    578

Article: http://www.pcgamer.com/valve-email-reveals-steam-tax-hikes-coming-to-ten-countries-more-could-be-on-the-way/



It doesn't necessarily mean Steam prices will go up, but they might.


It came to light earlier this week that Australians will soon have to pay ten percent GST—Goods and Services Tax—on their Steam purchases. We noted at the time that a handful of other nations will also be affected by similar taxes, including New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Iceland, South Africa and India. Now the full list of countries that will have to start paying taxes on Steam purchases, as well as how much and when, has been revealed in an email (via Gamespot) sent by Valve to Steam developers.    

Here's the schedule:


Switzerland 8%

South Korea 10%

Japan 8%

New Zealand 15%

Iceland 24%

South Africa 14%

India 15%


Serbia 20%


Taiwan 5%


Australia 10%


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