Tag Archives: Spotify

Xiaomi launches STB for streaming in Brazil

Cell phones global leader Xiaomi, fourth in smartphones importance, will launch in Brazil its STB for streaming Mi Box S. The device, compatible with Chromecast, plays videos in 4K, and its remote control has a button to access Netflix and allows to activate voice commands through Google Assistant. Mi Box S was officially launched in [...]

Paraguay prepares to tax digital platforms

The State Undersecretariat of Taxation of Paraguay (SET in Spanish) is working on a regulation to begin charging tax on foreign digital platforms, including Netflix and Spotify. The initiative comes after the law for the Audiovisual Promotion was enacted, which establishes that the budget to finance movie projects will come from “taxes on commercial operations [...]

Digital services start paying VAT in Argentina

The Argentine government officially announced, through decree 354/2018, the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) in digital services such as Netflix and Spotify, among others. The new regulation becomes effective on Wednesday, April 25. According to the decree, the tax will be paid by consumers, either directly or through intermediaries. The rule establishes that if [...]

Hulu and Spotify launch new bundle for USD 12.99

Hulu and Spotify have announced the launch of a new bundle that brings the two popular services together for a USD 12.99 monthly subscription. It will be available this summer (in the northern hemisphere). Meanwhile, Hulu started offering Spotify Premium users the option to trial the bundle for a 99-cent promotional price for three months. [...]

Netflix users to pay VAT in Argentina

Argentinas Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) decided that digital platforms such as Netflix and Spotify will start in April to pay 21% VAT (value added tax). The decree has already been sent (to the Casa Rosada) and the resolution will be operative at the end of the month, said the now ex-AFIP head Alberto [...]

Uruguay to start taxing digital services

The modifications included in the Accountability, approved during 2017, went into effect this Month in Uruguay. The reform includes taxing digital services such as Netflix and Spotify, among others. However, it is not yet regulated. According to local newspaper El País, the government did not estimate how much it could collect, but unofficially the figure [...]

Netflix, Spotify and other digital services to pay 21% VAT in Argentina

Argentinas government presented a tax reform project that includes taxing digital services from foreign companies available in the country, such as Netflix and Spotify. If the bill goes ahead, these companies will have to pay 21% VAT (Value added tax). In a talk with journalists, Undersecretary of Public Revenue, Andrés Edelstein, confirmed that digital services [...]

Vivo launches new plans with data bonus for video, music apps

Brazilian operator Vivo (Telefónica) has launched new post-paid plans called Vivo Familia- that include a data bonus for exclusive use in selected music and video applications. Through Vivo Familia’s ‘Double Play’ customers automatically get extra data to use selected apps like YouTube, Spotify, Vivo Music, Studio +, NBA and WatchMusic. For example, customers with the [...]