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Google to force apps to pay 30% Play Store tax; gives one year to comply

The tech giant plans to start enforcing this rule for apps that meet this criteria but are not implementing it

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Apps that sell physical goods are not required to use Play Store’s billing system, Google said

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Google on Tuesday said all apps that sell digital goods within Play Store have to use its billing system, which allows the tech giant to collect a percentage of in-app purchases as a fee. The firm said it was only providing clarity on its billing policy as there was some confusion.
 
Google's clarification comes as the firm faces accusations of having anti-competitive policies worldwide, most recently by Fortnite-maker Epic Games, which has sued the firm after being banned from the Play Store. Closer home, Paytm last week slammed the tech giant’s policies after its app, too, was delisted from
Topics : Google Apps

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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 7:51 PM IST

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