Tag Archives: digital platforms

Tax on digital platforms could collect USD 40 million per year in Chile

According to estimations made by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), applying taxes to digital platforms will allow Chile to collect USD 40 million per year. The figure is lower than the one calculated by the Government, when it presented a measure referred to the Tax Reform, in which it indicated [...]

Costa Rica puts off VAT collection to foreign OTTs

Nogui Acosta, Costa Rican Finance Vice Minister, informed that the Value Added Tax (VAT) will not be charged to foreign OTTs that provide their services in the country from July 1st. Acosta anticipated that digital platforms will be taxed with VAT (valued at 13%) in the future, but it is still not defined which  OTTs [...]

Mexican filmmakers request digital platforms to pay taxes in the country

Filmmakers from Mexico asked the countrys  Deputies Chambers Culture and Cinematography Commission that digital platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video should pay taxes, and that 30% of the content catalog they offer should include Mexican or independent productions. In early April, Mexicans Finance Minister expressed that OTTs could pay taxes in the country [...]

Chile demands VAT’s payment to foreign OTTs

Chilean Finance Minister, Felipe Larrain, announced that the initial proposal to apply a special tax for OTTs based in countries different from Chile will be replaced by one that contemplates the VATs payment, whose current rate is 19%. The concept is that the same VAT, to which all the regimes without distinction are subject, will [...]

UEFA to launch its OTT outside Europe and the US

UEFAs President, Aleksander Caferin, announced after being re-elected in Rome that the association will launch its OTT platform in the next six months. In a first step, it will only be available outside Europe and the US. Platform will be launched before 2019/2020 season. Caferin pointed that one of the main purposes of the coming [...]