Russian State Duma Has Passed Its Own Version of “Google Tax”

And another one – the Russian State Duma has passed its own version of a “Google Tax”. “Google sells its content through its Google Play platform, which will be subjected to the law alongside Apple’s AppStore and Microsoft’s appstore for Windows. The tax will be levied based on the customers identified as Russian residents by their credit card number or IP addresses.” It still has to pass the Federation Council and be approved by President Putin, but if it does it’ll go into effect at the beginning of the year.