Good News for DStv: South Africa Upgrades Its Tax Policy, Forcing Netflix to Pay VAT

South Africa has upgraded its tax policy. Now, Facebook, Google, Netflix, and other digital ICT utilities would have to pay the country’s VAT. The regulation takes effect April 1, 2019. This after the National Treasury published new regulations specifically for electronic services which expanded the meaning of “electronic services” to “any services supplied by means of an electronic agent, electronic communication or the internet for any consideration”. That means any electronic services from another country provided in South Africa – such as such as online advertising, online courses, online consulting services, software subscriptions, website hosting, streaming services, online games, podcasts and publications … Continue reading Good News for DStv: South Africa Upgrades Its Tax Policy, Forcing Netflix to Pay VAT