Japan to impose taxes on foreign e-content sales by 2015

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Japan to impose taxes on foreign e-content sales by 2015

Jan 16 2014

By 2015, Japan will start collecting taxes on online sales of electronic books, music and other download content and purchases from foreign companies and websites. At the moment, there is a tax on physical products bought from abroad but there are no taxes imposed on content purchased and downloaded from overseas servers such as Amazon.com and other distributors, and the government says that this situation puts local firms at an unfair disadvantage.

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